SoJust.net: Social Justice and Civil Rights Speeches Bella AbzugPlenary Address, Fourth World Congress on Women (1995) John AdamsInaugural Address (1797) Jane AddamsThe Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements (1892)The Modern Lear (1896) Susan B. AnthonyOn Women's Right to Vote (1872) John BrownFinal Address to the Court (1859) William Jennings BryanThe White Man's Burden (1906)Imperialism (1908) Stokely CarmichaelBlack Power (1966) Carrie Chapman CattThe Crisis (1916)Speech Before Congress (1917) Chief JosephSurrender Speech (1877) Shriley ChisholmEqual Rights for Women (1969)For the Equal Rights Amendment (1970) Hillary Rodham ClintonWellesley College Student Commencement Speech (1969)Women's Rights Are Human Rights (1995) Eugene DebsStatement to the Court (1918) Frederick DouglasThe Hypocrisy of American Slavery (1852)Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage (1867) Dwight D. Elizabeth Gurley FlynnMemories of the Industrial Workers of the World (1962) Betty FriedanJudge Carswell and the "Sex Plus" Doctrine (1970) Frances D. John F. Robert F.
Salem Witchcraft: the Events and Causes of the Salem Witch Trials By Tim Sutter © 2000-2003 What caused the Salem witch trials of 1692? This question has been asked for over 300 years. Salem Politics Salem Village had a very colorful history before the famous witch trials. Many of the Salem Village farming families believed that Salem Town’s thriving economy made it too individualistic. The Putnams were the leaders of the separatist group primarily because they owned the most farmland in Salem Village. Contracts for ministers during this period often provided them with a modest salary, use of a house, and free firewood. In October of 1691 a new Salem Village Committee was elected that was comprised mostly of Parris’ opponents. Cold Winter Days The Rev. After chores were done, there was little entertainment for Betty and Abigail. Reading was a popular pastime during the winter months. Betty Parris, her cousin Abigail Williams, and two other friends formed such a circle. Salem Witchcraft Puritans believed in witches and their ability to harm others.
1945 to 21st Century home | 6th-15th centuries | 16-17th centuries | 18-19th centuries | 1901 to World War II Victors, Independence Movements and Cold War The United Nations – the founding, Roosevelt's hopes denied and the veto Victors against the Defeated – retributions, expropriations, occupations The Media and Tokyo Rose – aroused passions against a fictitious enemy Empire headed for Extinction – colonialism in Asia and Africa Cold War: 1945-49 – Stalin, Europe, the U.S. and revolution in China The Korean War – occupation, China intervenes, negotiations Cold War: 1953-60 – communism and the Eisenhower years Cold War: the Kennedy Years – from the Bay of Pigs to assassination Vietnam, 1964-75 – to the war's end, participant opinions and lessons End of the Cold War and the Soviet Union – from Brezhnev to Yeltsin Latin America Latin America Economic Overview, to the 1960s – population growth and underdeveloped resources Brazil from 1945 to the Overthrow of Goulart in 1964 – another military coup but a thriving economy
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Teacher Guide - George Washington: A National Treasure This Teacher Resource Guide is designed for incorporation into history and social studies curricula. It will introduce your students to some of the events and issues that shaped George Washington’s life. The activities should enhance your students’ knowledge of Washington and expand their horizons about this complex and interesting man. Each activity includes suggested objectives, procedures, related standards in historical thinking, worksheets, and other supplemental materials. The lessons meet United States History Standards for either Era 2, Colonization and Settlement, or Era 3, Revolution and the New Nation. The complete United States History Standards can be found at www.sscnet.ucla.edu/nchs/standards. The FREE education kit, which included the 19 1/4" x 31" full-color museum quality poster reproduction of the “Lansdowne” portrait is no longer available.
99 Mind Mapping Resources, Tools, and Tips So, there you are staring at that black sheet of paper again. Or perhaps it's a black Word document on your computer screen. Whichever it may be, it's obvious you're about to take notes for that big essay assignment or group project, and you're not too excited about getting started! That's where a different kind of note taking comes in to play, one that is actually fun to do and will also help you to understand your notes better. Free Software Free Mind - the premier java-based mind mapping software known for its quick, one-click "fold/unfold" and "follow link" operations. Wisemapping - "Visual Thinking Evolution", offering free web based mind maps you can share anywhere on the web. Mindplan - mind mapping and project management combined with Lotus Notes. Mindomo - an online mapping application offering both free and paid premium accounts. Recall Plus - enhance your learning power with the downloadable software for free, or upgrade to Plus for full functionality. Resources In the News Books
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic | Exhibitions This exhibition demonstrates that many of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were settled by men and women of deep religious convictions who in the seventeenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely. That the religious intensity of the original settlers would diminish to some extent over time was perhaps to be expected, but new waves of eighteenth century immigrants brought their own religious fervor across the Atlantic and the nation's first major religious revival in the middle of the eighteenth century injected new vigor into American religion. The result was that a religious people rose in rebellion against Great Britain in 1776, and that most American statesmen, when they began to form new governments at the state and national levels, shared the convictions of most of their constituents that religion was, to quote Alexis de Tocqueville's observation, indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions.
The 1920's - Roaring Twenties - The Nineteen Twenties in History Theodore Roosevelt's Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1905) In his annual messages to Congress in 1904 and 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt expanded the Monroe Doctrine. The corollary stated that not only were the nations of the Western Hemisphere not open to colonization by European powers, but that the United States had the responsibility to preserve order and protect life and property in those countries. European intervention in Latin America (see the Platt Amendment) resurfaced as an issue in U.S. foreign policy when European governments began to use force to pressure several Latin American countries to repay their debts. For example, British, German, and Italian gunboats blockaded Venezuela’s ports in 1902 when the Venezuelan government defaulted on its debts to foreign bondholders. Many Americans worried that European intervention in Latin America would undermine their country’s traditional dominance in the region. To keep other powers out and ensure financial solvency, President Theodore Roosevelt issued his corollary.