GCU: The rise of the fear of "otherness"

By TunaO
  • Colonization

    England settlers move to the Americans for a new begining.
  • Mystery of Roanoke

    Arrogant in their views of Native Americans, after a series of misunderstandings and grisly attacks the settlers mysteriously disappeared.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Defined as the catalyst in the creation of permanent black underclass. The rise of importation of slaves was in full effect.
  • Salem Witchcraft Trials

    Puritans lived holy lives. All good was closer to god. however anything that hinted at unholy, or rather a sense of "otherness" was evil and must be casted out. A twist on racist view, women listed as "witches" are looked down upon.
  • Stono Rebellion

    In the Southern Colonies, slaves were of a lower class and treated as so. All of the abuse and suffering boiled over to a slave uprising. Many white colonials died as a result.
  • French and Indian War

    The French began settling in the Americas, but it led to a direct war with the Native Americans due to the French's more aggressive actions to settle in.
  • US Supreme Court vs. The State of Georgia (Cherokee Nation vs The state of Georgia)

    Members of the Cherokee Nation attempted to use the state system to defend their lands from settlers, however due to the settlers views of Native Americans being of a lowerclass and ill-educated the Cherokee people who overseen and lost their case.
  • 14th Amendment

    African Americans were given full citizenship. A small step towards equality however there were still some underlying factors that did not empower them as much as they thought.
  • Reconstruction Act

    States are divided based in their Military Districts, but what angered white sttlers was the removal of the "Black Code" and to ratify the 14th Amendment. This fueled the settlers to later create the White League and KKK to defend their views of a better system were African Americans (slaves) were keot at a lower class.
  • 15th Amendment

    Attaching to the 14th Amendment, African Americans are given more equal rights, in this case they were finally allowed to vote. However, once again their were underlying issues that kept them from fully putting that power to use. In this case, some areas enforced a Poll Tax or Literacy test needed to be done before being able to vote, and many African Americans were unable to comply.
  • WWII - Japan vs US

    This was a clash of culture and the fight for greater power in the world's nations.
  • Pearl Harbor

    An full attack on the American home front, this further fueled the fight against both countries and led for the US to take on more aggressive action within the war. It also uprised further hate in the American people against Asian decendents.
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    US Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional for schools to segregate black and white students from eachother.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was one of the first schools to accept black students, however due to the backlash of the people the students had to be escorted by Military to attend.
  • Women Liberation Movement

    During the fight for Civili rights, women began more aware of the inequality they faced against men in general. This was not a racial based issue, it affected all races. However it is another example of those seen as an "other" of what is right to be in the wrong.