• The 15th Amendment is Passed

    The 15th Amendment is Passed
    The 15th Amendment to the U.S Constitution was ratified on February 3, 1870. This monumental historical document gave black men the right to vote. The amendment reads, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be abridged by the United States or any State on account of race, color, or any previous condition of servitude."
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  • Former President, Andrew Johnson Dies

    Former President, Andrew Johnson Dies
    Senator Andrew Johnson died at age 66 on July 31, 1875. He died of a stroke after visiting his daughter in Tennessee. He was buried at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greenville, Tennessee.
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  • American Federation of Labor Founded

    American Federation of Labor Founded
    The American Federation of Labor was founded in December of 1886 by several unions of skilled laborers. The founding of the AFL marked the beginning of a continuous large-scale labor movement in the United States. The union strove to help working Americans have safe and fair working conditions.
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  • Vincent Van Gogh Dies

    Vincent Van Gogh Dies
    On July 29, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh was pronounced dead at the age of 37. Two days earlier, he had shot himself in an attempt to commit suicide. Tragically, Van Gogh's last words were "the sadness will last forever". Photo via: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vincent-van-Gogh
  • Grover Cleveland elected President

    Grover Cleveland elected President
    On November 9, 1892, Grover Cleveland was elected president of the United States. Cleveland was a tough opponent of political corruption who fiercely guarded the offices in which he served. In his first term, President Cleveland presided over the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, and saw Geronimo surrender thus ending the Apache wars.
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  • Panic of 1893

    Panic of 1893
    In May of 1893, a decline in the New York stock market lead to the Panic of 1893. The Panic of 1893 is the second worst economic crisis in US history next to the Great Depression. During the crisis, a whopping 25% of Americans were unemployed.
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  • The Pullman Strike

    The Pullman Strike
    The Pullman Strike is known as one of the most famous and far reaching labor conflicts. The Pullman Strike was a widespread railroad strike and boycott that disrupted railroad traffic in the Midwest. The strike started on May 11, 1894 when Pullman Palace Car Company workers walked out after their negotiations over wages failed. The strike became widespread and continued until July of 1894.
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  • NAACP is Founded

    NAACP is Founded
    The NAACP, otherwise known as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was formed on February 12, 1909. The NAACP is a civil rights organization in the United States founded as an endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. The Group included many famous activists such as Ida B. Wells and W. E. B. Dubois. Photo via: https://www.loc.gov/classroom-materials/naacp-a-century-in-the-fight-for-freedom/
  • US Declares Involvement in World War I

    US Declares Involvement in World War I
    When World War I originally broke out in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson professed that the United States would remain neutral. Many Americans agreed with the decision not to intervene. Public opinion started to change after the sinking of the British ocean liner Lusitania and news of the Zimmerman Telegram. Nearly 3 years after the conflict began, the United states declared war on Germany (April 6, 1917).Photo via: https://www.loc.gov/classroom-materials/naacp-a-century-in-the-fight-for-freedom/
  • Women Gain Voting Rights

    Women Gain Voting Rights
    On August 8, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified. This amendment to the constitution officially gave women the right to vote. It reads, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on the basis of sex."
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  • The American Professional Football League is Founded

    The American Professional Football League is Founded
    On September 17, 1920, The American Professional Football League was formed with Jim Thorpe as president. When it was first founded there were only 11 teams. The league would go on to rename itself The National Football League in 1922. Photo via: https://www.nfl.com/100/original-towns/