Civil rights/ USA/ Solveig

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  • Declaration of independence

    • First Document to insist equal rights
    • Source of Inspiration
  • Harriet Tubman

    • Born a slave, escaped Pennsylvania
    • Underground Railroad = helped slaves to escape to canada
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    Cause of the civil war

    • simmering tensions between northern and southern states
    • the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 caused the formation of the Confederate States of America
  • South carolina secedes from the Union

  • First shots of civil war

    Confederate artillery fired the first shots of the Civil War
  • First battle of bull run

  • Capturing Yorktown

    McClellan led his Army of the Potomac up the peninsula between the York and James Rivers, capturing Yorktown on May 4
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    Mary Church Terrell

    • daughter of former slave
    • first african-american earn university degree
    • activist for civil Right
  • Rosa Park

    • afroamerican
    • disown aparteid
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Union troops led by John Pope struck Jackson’s forces in the Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manasses)
  • I have a Dream by Martin luther King