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Regional Profiles. Charles Curtis: Native American was first vice president of color, before Kamala Harris’s historic win. Mapping Inequality. Introduction Among the thousands of area descriptions created by agents of the federal government's Home Owners' Loan Corporation between 1935 and 1940, the one that was written for what is now called the Carver Heights neighhborhood in Savannah, Georgia, stands out.

Mapping Inequality

HOLC staff members, using data and evaluations organized by local real estate professionals--lenders, developers, and real estate appraisers--in each city, assigned grades to residential neighborhoods that reflected their "mortgage security" that would then be visualized on color-coded maps. Neighborhoods receiving the highest grade of "A"--colored green on the maps--were deemed minimal risks for banks and other mortgage lenders when they were determining who should received loans and which areas in the city were safe investments.

Voices for Suffrage.   New Tactics for a New Generation, 1890–1915   CFEE Timeline. Untitled. On July 4, 1870 – 150 years ago this week – Republican Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts urged the U.S.


Senate to take a radical step: to strike out the word “white” from the nation’s naturalization laws. Since 1790, only “free white persons” who immigrated to the United States could become U.S. citizens. How could such a law stand, Sumner demanded, in light of the Declaration of Independence and its vow “that all men are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights”?

The U.S. Senate spent the national holiday in bitter debate, lasting until nearly midnight, while other Americans celebrated the Fourth with fireworks, parades and public readings of the Declaration. Untitled. Pent-up frustrations boiled over in many poor African-American neighborhoods during the mid- to late-1960s, setting off riots that rampaged out of control from block to block.


Burning, battering and ransacking property, raging crowds created chaos in which some neighborhood residents and law enforcement operatives endured shockingly random injuries or deaths. Many Americans blamed the riots on outside agitators or young black men, who represented the largest and most visible group of rioters. But, in March 1968, the Kerner Commission turned those assumptions upside-down, declaring white racism—not black anger—turned the key that unlocked urban American turmoil. “White society,” the presidentially appointed panel reported, “is deeply implicated in the ghetto. Untitled. If Abraham Lincoln was, in historian James McPherson’s apt words, a “reluctant” revolutionary, Thaddeus Stevens was an eager one.


“There was in him,” Frederick Douglass said of the Radical Republican and Pennsylvania congressman, “the power of conviction, the power of will, the power of knowledge, and the power of conscious ability,” qualities that “at last made him more potent in Congress and in the country than even the president and cabinet combined.” An ardent believer in the “free labor” capitalist society then developing in the US North, Stevens strove throughout his life both to assist that economic system’s growth and to rid it and the nation as a whole of “every vestige of human oppression” and “inequality of rights.”

At the national level, he worked above all to outlaw the ownership of human beings that was central to the economy, social relations, and politics of the Southern states. Gender pay gap has narrowed, but changed little in past decade. The gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively stable over the past 15 years or so.

Gender pay gap has narrowed, but changed little in past decade

In 2017, women earned 82% of what men earned, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers in the United States. Based on this estimate, it would take an extra 47 days of work for women to earn what men did in 2017. By comparison, the Census Bureau found that full-time, year-round working women earned 80% of what their male counterparts earned in 2016. Bing Crosby & Martha Mears - Abraham - Holiday Inn (1942) Men Tend to Blame Women Not Succeeding At Work on THIS Ridiculous Fact. We don’t need researchers to tell us we’re getting nowhere fast on this gender equality in the workplace thing: For goodness’ sake, the woman who played Queen Elizabeth on Netflix’s The Crown was paid less money per episode than the supporting actor who portrayed her husband, Prince Philip.

Men Tend to Blame Women Not Succeeding At Work on THIS Ridiculous Fact

In what universe does a queen ever come out second to a prince?! But, alas, without data to confirm sexism is alive and well, how will we know when we’ve actually made progress, right? (Never mind that women’s stories matter too.) Record inequality: The top 1% controls 38.6% of America's wealth - Sep. 27, 2017. The richest 1% of families controlled a record-high 38.6% of the country's wealth in 2016, according to a Federal Reserve report published on Wednesday.

Record inequality: The top 1% controls 38.6% of America's wealth - Sep. 27, 2017

11 takeaways from this month’s Spotlight series on race in Boston. The Spotlight Team recently took on one of the hardest questions facing this city: Does Boston deserve its racist reputation?

11 takeaways from this month’s Spotlight series on race in Boston

The team’s ambitious seven-part series, “Boston.Racism.Image.Reality,” found that the answer is both complicated and sometimes quite discouraging. While the team uncovered signs of progress, it also found striking inequality between blacks and whites in Greater Boston as well as signs of discrimination. Here are 11 takeaways from the stories and the facts behind them: 1) Boston really does have a racist reputation. It’s not just wisecracks by comedians like Michael Che and John Oliver. 2) Black families are much poorer than white ones. By virtually every measure, there is a yawning gap between black and white households in the metro area. 3) Greater Boston is whiter than most other major metro areas. The American Industrial Revolution. FH171VTG. A Refusal to Compromise? Civil War Historians Beg to Differ. Constitution as Compromise Photo The compromises over slavery began with the Constitution itself.

A Refusal to Compromise? Civil War Historians Beg to Differ

It famously declared that slaves would count as three-fifths of a person for purposes of representation and taxation. It also, in euphemistic language, allowed Congress to ban the international slave trade, but not for 20 years. And then there was the fact that the framers, deliberately, did not explicitly mention slavery even once. Texas Braised Brisket Recipe. Special equipment: a slow cooker Serving suggestions:

Texas Braised Brisket Recipe

George Washington on the abolition of slavery, 1786. War & Expansion: Crash Course US History #17. 2012 US Thematic Curriculum 2. Voting Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage. Activity 1. The Zoot Suit Riots. Women's Movement 1960s-70s. A Class Divided.


Editorial Cartoonist Thomas Nast: Anti-Irish, Anti-Catholic Bigot? Biased. Disrespectful. Mexican Immigration in the 20th Century Lesson. MapSlaveRoute. The Puritans and Dissent: The Cases of Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson. Mexican Migration History: US History for Kids *** Push and Pull of Immigration: Letters from Home - Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center. Skip to: page content | links on this page | site navigation | footer (site information) Education: Heritage Discovery Center Johnstown Area Heritage Association JAHA Home Education Home Flood Museum Discovery Center Wagner-Ritter House. Bush v. Gore: The Endless Election (2015) Lulu Belle & Scotty - I'm No Communist (1952) Dinner with the nuclear family, 1950. Closed primary - Ballotpedia. From Ballotpedia A closed primary is a type of primary election used to choose candidates who will run in the general election.[1] In a closed primary, only voters registered for the party which is holding the primary may vote.

For example, if the Republican Party is holding a closed primary, then only voters registered as Republicans are permitted to vote in the primary.[2] In some states, parties may have the option to invite unaffiliated voters to participate in a closed primary. Generally, unaffiliated voters will not be permitted to participate in a closed primary unless they choose to give up their unaffiliated status.[3] Usage Presidential primaries and caucuses. Curricular Units. CBS News - Vietnam: Chronicle of a War. Harry S. Truman: The President's News Conference at Key West. THE PRESIDENT. The Korean War And Its Origins, 1945-1953. The Korean War - Veteran Stories - The Memory Project. Digital History. UH - Digital History. George Washington would have supported the New Deal, 1934. AP US History Study Guide from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. MLAstyle. Sophomore project manual. Roaring '20s Project - Ms. Elliott's US History.

Recruiting posters for African American soldiers, 1918. The Day After Trinity Part 1.avi. American Experience Lyndon B Johnson PBS Documentary. Trinity And Beyond - The Atomic Bomb Movie. The Life And Times Of Rosie. The Great Depression 1 - A job at Ford's. In Our Image Ep01 Pt01. Iron Jawed Angels 2004. Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World pt. 1. Nurses, fathers, teachers, mothers. Why do we devalue someone the minute they care for others?

Slaughter, who penned the 2012 article in The Atlantic "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," shares how writing her new book changed her thoughts on work and gender. (Lillian Cunningham, Randolph Smith and Jayne W. Jesuit institutions must do more to undo racism. Environmental History Study Guide. JewettC - MWF 11.15 - Revolutionary era cartoons. IntroductionPolitical Cartoons are used as a form political and social commentary, with their most effective ones being able to present an issue in a cleverly concise and a thought provoking manner. LIBERTY! . Chronicle of the Revolution. The American Revolutionary War: Keeping Independence Part 1: The American Independent Spirit. The American Revolutionary War: Keeping Independence.

History - British History in depth: Was the American Revolution Inevitable? Political Cartoons - Political Humor, Jokes, and Pictures, Obama, Palin ~ September 4, 2015 - 134936. 500 Nations Disk 1. Annenberg Media - A Biography of America.