• Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He fought against slavery and although he did not start out as an abolitionist, when his presidency ended he was an abolitionist. He announced the Emancipation Proclimation which freed the slaves.
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  • Whites and Blacks Salary Differs

    Whites and Blacks Salary Differs
    22-29% of blacks are paid unfairly for their work. Many are underpaid and even within the same job field whites are paid more and do even less than almost all the black workers. Many blacks weren't offered the same career options as whites.
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    The Emancipaton Proclimation has officially taken effect and slaves are all free. Some slaveholders did not tell their slaves that this event took place. Many slaves were delayed in finding this out. Some slaves even stayed on the plantations after being told they were free.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincoln created it using his war powers it proclamed the freedom of slaves in 10 states. It was issued during the Civil War. It freed 50,000 slaves.
  • Underground Escapes

    Underground Escapes
    The first underground railroad opens and many slaves are told about this through a secret source. This passage helped many slaves escape from their owners to the free north. Harriet Tubman was a famous abolitionist who helped hundreds of slaves escape.
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    End SlaveryThe 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the united states. The 13th amendment was passed at the end of the Civil War before the Southern states had been restored to the Union and should have easily passed the Congress.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    The Ku Klux Klan, sometimes abbreviated KKK, or called the Klan was a group of ex- Confederates that extremely believed in white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-immigration. The hate group wore white robes, conical hats, and white masks to symbolize white power and hide their identities. The Klan was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee, by six veterans of the Confederate Army. The KKK would use threats, violence and even murder to get their point across to black and white Republicans.
  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
    The Freedmen's Bureau was to protect newly freed slaves in the South after the Civil War. It obtained relief, land jobs, equal treatment, and education to freed slaves. The Freedmen's Bureau helped organize the black vote for the Republican Party. The white southerners frowned upon that idea of how the Freedmen's Bureau helped African Americans through politics, but it was discontinued on July 1, 1869. Educational purposes still carried on for another three years.
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    The Black Codes were legal statutes that were formed by ex- Confederate states that interfere with newly freed slaves. They were made during Reconstruction after the Civil War. They were not actual Laws, but they were codes baded in the south. They basically included that blacks had to be in service of a white person, that they could not have group meetings together, that they could not speak out, and that they could not have weapons etc.
  • First Raliroad Across America

    First Raliroad Across America
    The first Railroad to go across the continent is completed by Union Pacific. The news is communicated through telegraph and soon the whole nation can travel to any destionation by train. The Nation celebrated the news.
  • 15th Amendment

    The fifteenth amendment stated black the right to vote. It said everyone has the right to vote, it shouldn't matter on race, religion etc.
  • Reconstructon Act

    First Reconstruction Act ­ passes over Johnsonís veto. Temporarily places the South under military rule. States may be readmitted if their new state constitutions provide for black suffrage.
  • Great Chicago Fire

    The fire was in Chicago, Illinois. It killed hundreds of people and destroyed 3.3 square miles. It was the largest United States diasters in the 1900's.
  • Scandal Exposed

    The scandal known as the "Whiskey Ring" scandal is exposed. Large distillers, chiefly in St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Chicago, bribed government officials in order to retain the tax proceeds. The Whiskey Ring was a public scandal, but it was considered impregnable because of its strong political connections. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Benjamin H. Bristow resolved to break the conspiracy. To avoid warning the suspects, he assigned secret investigators from outside the Treasury Dept. to collect
  • Brooklyn Bridge is Open

    On this day the Brooklyn Bridge was first open to the public. It became a major part of transportation and connection to different cities that wee once only reached by boat or ferry. Some people were afraid to travel across the bridge.
  • Yosemite Park

    Yosemite National Park was created by an act of congress. It was made a protected wildlife park. It contains many endangered plants, animals and various rock formations.
  • Indian Reservations Invaded

    900,000 acres of Indian land in Oklahoma opened to white settlers. This upsets almost all of the Native americans on the reservation, while the white settlers viewed it as a opportunity to buld on new territory.
  • Strike in Silver Mines

    April-July. Strike by workers in silver mines in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Several Unions were organized at this time. Mine owners responded by creating the Mine Owners Association.
  • Panic of 1893

    The financial panic of 1893 was caused first by banking troubles. Silver had flooded the market and its prices fell rapidly. Farmers in particular were effected by extremely low prices on cotton and wheat.
  • Breast Cancer Treatment Advances

    Breast Cancer Treatment  Advances
    First use of X-rays to treat breast cancer. The results varied and many people thought this was the end of cancer. It did help to advance the research and technology to fight cancerous cells though.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Baum, Lyman Frank and W. W. Denslow. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The movie soon hit the top of the charts and was a hit in homes across america.
  • Boy Scouts Honor

    Boy Scouts Honor
    the Boy Scouts Organization was established in the United States. The man who is responsible for Boy Scouts in America is W.D. Boyce.
  • Benjamin O. Davis Sr.

    Benjamin O. Davis Sr.
    He was the first African American to be a general in the US Air Force. Benjamin O. Davis was a four star general! He flew over sixty missions.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was an inspirational woman in black history. It all started when she got off work. Rosa was very tired working eight long hours non-stop. So when she got on the bus the only thing she wanted to do was to sit down. She wasn't intentionally trying to start civil right movements, she only wanted to sit. The bus was not very full at all, so she sat in a white persons seat. The bus would fill up, and a white person got on. She refused to move for him. So she got arrested.
  • World War l

    World War l
    The United States officially entered World War l in 1917. Many people thought this was and would be the last war of its size. Problems in the future caused yet another World War (ll) though.
  • Suicide

    Tee Bob committed suicide because he couldn't have Mary Agnus. They were differnet races but he was in love with her. She knew it could never happen, and so did he. It felt so strongly for her so he killed himself.
  • Women can Vote

    Women can Vote
    The "Susan B. Anthony Amendment" or the 19th amendment gave women in america the right to vote. It was nicknamed the Susan B. Anthony amendment because of her dedication to the cause.
  • Rosewood Massacre

    Rosewood Massacre
    MassacreThe Rosewood massacre was a violent conflict that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida. Six black men and two white men were killed and the town of Rosewood was abandoned. Racial movements were common, but this one was very gory.
  • Olympics

    Olympics are first held in winter on this day and sixteen nations send aspiring athletes to compete. These nations include the United states, winning four medals. Norway, winning four gold and eighteen medals total. Winter olympics have been held every year since except during WWII
  • Great Aunt ( Felicia)

    My Great Aunt lives in Alabama. She has seen alot in her life. I talked to her on the phone and she told me it was nuts! Black and whites were not equal. She said she has seen a group of white kids in her class beat him an African American boy because he didn't get out of their place to play at. I can't imagine what it'd be like to see that happen today. She said even the teachers sometimes treated blacks different! Also, in the Great Depression she had barely anything to eat.
  • One Long Flight

    Pilot Floyd Bennett and his navigator , Richard Byrd completed the first flight to thr north pole and back. Later they were awarded the Medal of Honor for their success.
  • Mississippi Flodding

    Mississippi Flodding
    The Mississippi River flooded and destroyed many buildings and homes. It lasted until May 5th and affected over 700,000.
  • Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore
    Gutzon Borglum began working on the gigantic sculpture known as Mount Rushmore. It included the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. It would be done fourteen years later.
  • Amelia

    Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the atlantic ocean. Unfortunatley her plane ran out of gas and crashed somewhere in the pacific. Nobody knows what happened to her and it is still a mystery today.
  • A Legend is Born

    A Legend is Born
    Martin Luther King Jr. a future leader for civil rights was born in Atlanta, Georiga. He would lead the African American race to fight for their right to be equal.
  • St. valentines Day Massacre

    St. valentines Day Massacre
    Gangsters working for Al Capone killed seven rivals of their leader. All witnesses that were present had "sudden amnesia" and swore they saw nothing. This bizzare actions happened at every crime scene thst involved Capone. He was never convicted for murder but instead for tax evasion.
  • Liz's Great Grandma

    My Great Grandma was born in 1930 and lived to see alot of the change in america. she is still alive today and is doing well.
  • Liz's Great Grandpa

    Liz's Great Grandpa was born. He was 4 years younger tha His wife.
  • Toms Grandma

    Toms Grandma was born.
  • FDR reelected

    FDR reelected
    The last campaign speech of Franklin D. Roosevelt, with him wanting his fourth term is broadcast from his home in Hyde Park, New York. Two days later, he won that fourth term. Dewey lost by only three and one half million votes.
  • Jimmy is the ONE

    Jimmy is the ONE
    In 1940 Jimmy was said to be the guy that would save everyone!
  • Segregation in the Military

    Segregation in the Military
    The military didnt believe that blacks were worthy of fighting for the country and their want to fight for a country who enslaved them confused many people. Blacks had to be trained in seperate facilities and werent allowed to be in the same grop as whites.
  • Felicia's Grandma's Birthday

    My grandma is names Janice Vaughn. She is German, and Irish. She grew up in some hard times growing up. She had to experience wars and the great depression.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    There was segregation in of white and African American kids in public schools. Congress said Plessy v. Ferguson was unconstitutional. Which meant schools should combine white and black kids. There were many disagreements with Brown v. Board of Education.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    In Arkansas nine African American students had to go to a public white school. People did not agree with them going to the school, there was an angry mob waiting for them. If they would of gone out of the car they would of got killed! President Eiesnhower demanded differently. Troops lined the hallways in the school , so it would be safe for the kids. It made a huge difference!
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    Cuban Missile CrisisThe Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest thing we came to a nuclear war. The US soliders were ready to fight, and the Soviets were going to use nuclear weapons if the US invaded the island. JFK organized a group called the EX-COMM to handle the crisis. It eased up when Cuba knew the US wasn't going to invade.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm X becomes national minister of the Nation of Islam.