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Slavery in the United States

Slavery in the United States
Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of chattel slavery that existed in the United States of America in the 17th to 19th centuries. Slavery had been practiced in British North America from early colonial days, and was recognized in the Thirteen Colonies at the time of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. When the United States was founded, even though some free persons of color were present, the status of slave was largely limited to those of African descent, creating a system and legacy in which race played an influential role. After the Revolutionary War, abolitionist sentiment gradually spread in the Northern states, while the rapid expansion of the cotton industry from 1800 led to the Southern states strongly identifying with slavery, and attempting to extend it into the new Western territories. The United States was polarized by slavery into slave and free states along the Mason-Dixon Line, which separated Maryland (slave) and Pennsylvania (free).

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington County, Virginia, directly across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial, is a United States military cemetery beneath whose 624 acres (253 ha) have been laid casualties, and deceased veterans, of the nation's conflicts beginning with the American Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars. It was established during the Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, which had been the estate of the family of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee (a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington). History[edit] George Washington Parke Custis, grandson of Martha Washington, acquired the land that now is Arlington National Cemetery in 1802, and began construction of Arlington House. Custis Lee Mansion with Union soldiers on lawn Arlington National Cemetery The government acquired Arlington at a tax sale in 1864 for $26,800, equal to $400,000 today.[17] Mrs. Recent expansion[edit] Sections[edit]

Racism in 2012: Still an Axis of Evil In 2012 one would have thought that racism and other such inherently evil ideologies would have ceased to exist in our societies. We live in the supposed free world and pride ourselves on our inalienable human rights afforded to us by international human rights declarations, and ‘progressive’ constitutions. However, events within the past month alone serve to dispel this myth quite drastically and have proven that racism is still very much engrained within the mindset of our society. The Euro 2012 tournament has captured the attention of not only Europe, but the entire world. The second obvious display which left me shocked is that seen in Israel against its African immigrants. As South Africans, we are acutely aware of the depraved practise and ideology of racism and how it has the potential to obliterate all tolerance within a population. Racism is a cancer which destroys the very fabric of our society.

Slavery and the Making of America . For Teachers . Elementary School Lesson Plan 1 by Christopher W. Czajka In this lesson, students will explore the role played by perspective and point-of-view in an examination of American slavery. Students will look at the early history of widespread slavery in colonial America, and the ways in which some Northern slaves chose to deal with their situation amidst the chaos of the American Revolution. Utilizing the PBS series SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA, students will examine the life of Titus, a runaway slave from New Jersey who led a band of guerilla soldiers for the British, and explore why and how African-Americans fought during the Revolution. Following their examination of Titus, students will utilize a variety of online interactive resources to examine the experiences of runaway slaves throughout the history of American slavery. This lesson can be used as a pre- or post- viewing activity for the PBS series SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA, or as an independent lesson for the social studies/history classroom. Blank U.S.

Whig Whig or Whigs may refer to: Parties and factions[edit] In the British Isles[edit] In the United States[edit] Other[edit] True Whig Party, also known as the "Liberian Whig Party", Liberia's overwhelmingly dominant political party from 1878 to 1980Confederate States Whig Party, a fictional political party created by alternate history author Harry Turtledove Music[edit] Newspapers[edit] Cecil Whig of Cecil County, Maryland, United StatesKingston Whig-Standard of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, originally named the British WhigBrownlow's Whig, an East Tennessee, USA, newspaper published under various titlesQuincy Herald-Whig of Quincy, Illinois, United States Other uses[edit] American Whig-Cliosophic Society, also known as "Whig-Clio", a political, literary, and debating society at Princeton UniversityWhite House Iraq Group, also known as the White House Information GroupWhig history, a theoretical approach among historians See also[edit]

Racism Some definitions consider that any assumption that a person's behavior would be influenced by their racial categorization is inherently racist, regardless of whether the action is intentionally harmful or pejorative, because stereotyping necessarily subordinates individual identity to group identity. Racism and racial discrimination are often used to describe discrimination on an ethnic or cultural basis, independent of whether these differences are described as racial. According to the United Nations convention, there is no distinction between the terms racial discrimination and ethnic discrimination, and superiority based on racial differentiation is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous, and that there is no justification for racial discrimination, in theory or in practice, anywhere.[10] Usage of the term and related terms Definitions Legal Sociological Some sociologists have defined racism as a system of group privilege. Xenophobia Supremacism Types

Songs About African-American History & for Black History Month These songs for Black History Month are available from a variety of albums. A World United– Vitamin L Adrinka Adrinka! Count With Me! – Culture Queen African Songalongs – Diana Colson Agitate (Frederick Douglass) – Jonathan Sprout Aren't I A Woman (Sojourner Truth) – Jonathan Sprout Asikatali/Children of Aftrica – Traditional Che Che Kooley – Traditional by Colleen and Uncle Squaty Civil Rights Movement– MindMuzic Civil War– MindMuzic Follow the Drinking Gourd Free At Last – Linda Brown/Dr. Social Studies Musical Plays13 Colonies- Bad Wolf Press American Revolution- Bad Wolf Press American Symbols- Bad Wolf Press European Explorers in the New World- Bad Wolf Press Gold Dust or Bust- Bad Wolf Press Government & Citizenship: How Democracy Came to the Beehive- Bad Wolf Press Martin Luther King, Jr. - Bad Wolf Press The Story of America: A Classroom Musical - Lauren Mayer U.S. See more U.S.

Great Chicago Fire Artist's rendering of the fire, by John R. Chapin, originally printed in Harper's Weekly; the view faces northeast across the Randolph Street Bridge. The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. The fire killed up to 300 people, destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles (9 km2) of Chicago, Illinois, and left more than 100,000 residents homeless.[1] Though the fire was one of the largest U.S. disasters of the 19th century, and destroyed much of the city's central business district, Chicago was rebuilt and continued to grow as one of the most populous and economically important American cities. Origin[edit] 1868 map of Chicago, highlighting the area destroyed by the fire (location of O'Leary's barn indicated by red dot). Spread of the blaze[edit] Aftermath of the fire, corner of Dearborn and Monroe Streets, 1871 Chicago Water Tower With the fire across the river and moving rapidly towards the heart of the city, panic set in. St.

Racism in America in 2012 | Ella Baker Center Has racism in America declined? Spirited debates between family, my friends and I often center on this question. The answer is complex because racism in America is constantly changing. One of my earliest memories of bigotry goes back to the first grade and the ripe old age of 6. As I walked home from school with my new friend, we laughed and talked as most 6 year olds do. She lived close to the school and as we approached her house she said, “Hey Lenore, what did God say when he made Negros?” She burst into hysterical laughter pointing at me, as I stood there puzzled- one because I did not think it was funny, and two, we were friends. That incident took place right here in the progressive state of California in 1960. We lived in an integrated neighborhood, attended integrated schools and on occasion attended the integrated church close to our home. Fast forward 52 years later, 2012, and we continue to grapple with race in this country.

Rosa Parks: I Sat on a Bus: Song & Lyrics | Horrible Histories TV I’m Rosa Parks, my story marks The first step towards Civil Right Racial inequality, American policy Till I kicked off a fight What act of mine Led havoc to ensue? How come I caused such fuss? What shocking behavior did I do? In the ’50s all buses divided Whites in front, blacks behind You serious? I meant busin-ess She inspired us So they stayed off the bus We stayed off the bus Like this: Like Loading... Panic of 1873 The Panic of 1873 and the subsequent depression had several underlying causes, of which economic historians debate the relative importance. Post-war inflation, rampant speculative investments (overwhelmingly in railroads), a large trade deficit, ripples from economic dislocation in Europe resulting from the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), property losses in the Chicago (1871) and Boston (1872) fires, and other factors put a massive strain on bank reserves, which plummeted in New York City during September and October 1873 from $50 million to $17 million. The first symptoms of the crisis were financial failures in the Austro-Hungarian capital, Vienna, which spread to most of Europe and North America by 1873. Factors in the U.S.[edit] Coinage Act of 1873[edit] Jay Cooke & Company fails[edit] In September 1873, Jay Cooke & Company, a major component of the United States banking establishment, found itself unable to market several million dollars in Northern Pacific Railway bonds. Europe[edit]

Racism In High School: 'I'm Not Oreo Or Ghetto -- I'm Just Being Me' This is a teen-written article from our friends at YC Teen Mag, a magazine showcasing true stories written for and by young people in New York City. By Nesshell Rainford For most of my life, I’ve lived in a black community—a small and close-knit neighborhood mostly filled with West Indian folk. In the 7th grade I started attending a new school across the street from where my family had just moved. I would often talk about celebrity crushes with the kids I hung out with. I don’t remember what happened exactly to change that, but it felt like all of a sudden fellow classmates were teasing me about my voice, which I guess was a little bit too squeaky. Acting Like an Oreo? They said I “acted too white.” The popular kids began calling me “Oreo” in the hallway. Around that time I took up African drumming after school, and the instructor used to make fun of me because I had no rhythm. When my popularity started going down the drain, the kids I’d been calling my friends gave me the boot.

BBC Bitesize - KS2 History - The life and work of Rosa Parks John D. Rockefeller John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry, and along with other key contemporary industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie, defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, he co-founded Standard Oil Company and actively ran it until he officially retired in 1897.[1] Rockefeller spent the last 40 years of his life in retirement at his estate, Kykuit, in Westchester County, New York. Rockefeller was also the founder of both the University of Chicago and Rockefeller University and funded the establishment of Central Philippine University in the Philippines. Early life Eliza, a homemaker and devout Baptist, struggled to maintain a semblance of stability at home, as Bill was frequently gone for extended periods. Rockefeller at age 18, ca. 1857

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When whe think of slavery, we think of african americans only but indian slavery used to happen a lot in early America. Native poeple used to be traded From the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, tens of thousands of America's native peoples were enslaved, many of them transported to lands distant from their homes. Just like the african americans, they were enslaved and mistreated by african.american Oct 29

In sweetgrass basket, the teachers were taking advantage of the aboriginal children and would abuse them to make them work harder. In The United States, when slavery was still not abolished, the slave owners would do exactly the same to the african americans. They would abuse them if they were not working hard enough in the plantations. In sweetgrss basket, The kids would've got abused if they disobeyed the rules or would'nt respect the teachers. by shaynuswardus Oct 7