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A Brief History of Atrocities.

By leosam
  • (1848) The first women's rights convention

    (1848) The first women's rights convention
    The first women's rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York. After 2 days of discussion and debate, 68 women and 32 men sign a Declaration of Sentiments, which outlines grievances and sets the agenda for the women's rights movement. A set of 12 resolutions is adopted calling for equal treatment of women and men under the law and voting rights for women.
  • (1858) first wave of Chinese in 1858

    (1858) first wave of Chinese in 1858
    The first wave of Chinese came to Canada in 1858 to pan for gold in British Columbia. Most of these migrants were young, landless, illiterate men from the province of Guangdong in southern China. They were drawn by the lure of “gold fever” as much as they were escaping harsh conditions in China such as famine, internal rebellions, population pressures and the threat of Western colonialism.
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    American Civil War

    1861 to 1865
  • 1865–1877 Ku Klux Klan (terrorist incident)

    1865–1877 Ku Klux Klan (terrorist incident)
    United States 1865–1877: Over 3000 Freedmen and their Republican Party allies were killed by the Ku Klux Klan and well-organized campaigns of violence by other local whites in a campaign of terrorist violence that weakened the reconstructionist governments in the American South and helped re-establish legitimized segregation.
  • (1868) The Ku Klux Klan

    (1868) The Ku Klux Klan
    The Ku Klux Klan was imported to South Carolina from Tennessee, where it had originated. During South Carolina’s election campaign this year the Klan murdered 8 blacks, two of them state congressmen.
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    First Boer War

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    Second Boer War

  • (1901) Aboriginal people denied citizenship.

    (1901) Aboriginal people denied citizenship.
    Aboriginal people denied citizenship. The Constitution denies citizenship, franchise and the right to military duty to Aboriginal People, Asians and Africans. Indigenous people are not included in any census nor regarded as citizens, thus excluding them from civil liberties like Commonwealth voting rights, unless, as in South Australia, they already have the vote in State elections. In Queensland and Western Australia Indigenous people are specifically excluded.
  • (1901) Assimiliation

    (1901) Assimiliation
    Policy of assimilation for migrants is introduced. Non-British migrants are accepted on the understanding that they should shed their cultures and languages and become indistinguishable from canadians of British background. This policy continues until the 1960s.
  • (1913) federal amendment to give women the right to vote.

    (1913) federal amendment to give women the right to vote.
    Alice Paul and Lucy Burns form the Congressional Union to work toward the passage of a federal amendment to give women the vote. The group is later renamed the National Women's Party. Members picket the White House and practice other forms of civil disobedience.
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    world war I

  • 1920- wall street bombing (terrorist incident)

    1920- wall street bombing (terrorist incident)
    16 September: Wall Street bombing killed 38 people and wounded 300 others.
  • 30 Jan 1933 (rise to power)

    30 Jan 1933 (rise to power)
    Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany – the beginning of one of the most famous genocides in history
  • Germany, 1939-1945 (Genocide)

    Germany, 1939-1945 (Genocide)
    (deaths 12,000,000) concentration camps and civilians deliberately killed in WWII plus 3 million Russian POWs left to die over all 62 to 78 million deaths.
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    World War II

  • China invades Tibet

    China invades Tibet
    -After the Chinese invasion, over 6,000 monasteries were destroyed in Tibet.
    -One million nomadic herders have been forcibly moved from their traditional grazing lands, because of China's re-settlement policy. This is comparable to the treatment of Native Americans and Australian Aborigines by Western colonisers.
  • 1955 Emmett Till (racism)

    1955 Emmett Till (racism)
    -Fourteen-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till is visiting family in Mississippi when he is kidnapped, brutally beaten, shot, and dumped in the Tallahatchie River for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Two white men, J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant, are arrested for the murder and acquitted by an all-white jury. They later boast about committing the murder in a Look magazine -interview.
  • 1962, Oct. 1 James Meredith (racism)

    1962, Oct. 1 James Meredith (racism)
    -James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Violence and riots surrounding the incident cause President Kennedy to send 5,000 federal troops.
  • (1966) Black Panthers Party

    (1966) Black Panthers Party
    1966 The militant Black Panthers are founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.
  • 1968-1996: Guatemala (Genocide)

    1968-1996: Guatemala (Genocide)
    Guatemala -slaughter of the native Mayan population.
  • -1968-1979: Equatorial Guinea (Genocide)

    -1968-1979: Equatorial Guinea (Genocide)
    • lead by President Francisco Macias Nguema also known as “the Auschwitz of Africa” the region had a small population of 300,000, around 80,000 of that were were killed. Groups that were attacked included the Bubi’s, the Bioko’s, and anyone who could be associated with intellectualism. This genocide was fueled by Nguema’s fear of the intellectual, and because of that brought an attempted decimation of education as well.
  • 1971: Bangladesh War (Genocide)

    1971: Bangladesh War (Genocide)
    • ethnic and religious conflicts along the Pakistan and Indian boarder
  • 1972 and 1993: Burundi (Genocide)

    1972 and 1993:  Burundi (Genocide)
  • 1975-1979: Cambodia (Genocide)

    1975-1979: Cambodia (Genocide)
    • The Khmer Rouge organized the killings of ethnic minorities, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams, Thais, intellectuals, and Buddhist monks, etc. The number killed is estimated to be around 1.7 million Cambodians. -
  • 1975-1999: East Timor under Indonesian occupation (Genocide)

    1975-1999: East Timor under Indonesian occupation (Genocide)
    • the U.S. had a direct part in this genocide in that they supplied the Indonesians with chemical weapons and napalm which they used to commit atrocities.
  • 1977-1978:Ethiopia (Red Terror) (Genocide)

    1977-1978:Ethiopia (Red Terror) (Genocide)
    • It is estimated that under Mengistu Haile Mariam’s rule, around 150,000 intellectuals, politicians, political oppositionists, and university students were murdered. The Human Rights Watch explained that the Red Terror is, “one of the most systematic uses of mass murder by a state ever witnessed in Africa.” -
  • The Greensboro Massacre

    The Greensboro Massacre
  • 1991-1995: Bosnia and Herzegovina (Genocide)

    1991-1995: Bosnia and Herzegovina (Genocide)
  • 1994: Rwanda (Genocide)

    1994: Rwanda (Genocide)
    1994: Rwanda (Genocide) - The killing of the Tutsi Rwandans by the Rwandan Hutu’s started on April, 1994 and lasted until July that same year. Around 800,000 people, most from the Tutsi minority, were murdered in Rwanda.
  • (1994) The Violence Against Women Act tightens federal penalties

    (1994) The Violence Against Women Act tightens federal penalties
    The Violence Against Women Act tightens federal penalties for sex offenders, funds services for victims of rape and domestic violence, and provides for special training of police officers.
  • (2001) The September 11 attacks

    (2001) The September 11 attacks
    The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. areas on September 11, 2001. On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.