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The civil rights cases where five cases decided by the supreme court in only one decision in 1883. It involved the civil rights act of 1875.In the rights it made it a misdemeanor to discriminate against any person in a public area. The major idea it reflected was slavery and racism. There was to much racist crimes going on and they didn’t like to see it in public so they wanted it to go down in private places so it didn’t make any mini wars among people. It helped out a lot back then and it still does because there where less noticeable crimes and it wasn’t so bold. From then till now I think racism has died down a lot but its started to pick back up again. Not as much as what it was or not even close but it is starting up again. "Civil Rights Cases." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2009. Grolier Online. 25 Aug. 2009 .
election of 1876 The american election of 1876 was the closest in history with Rutherford B. Hayes winning over Samuel J. Tilden by a single vote the vote created a constitutional crisis and threatened to start another civil war. there was a deal made between the republicans and the democrates. the republicans said hey if you let Hays be president we will take troops out of the south, whitch ended the reconsturction in the south. United States presidential election, 1876. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 25 Aug. 2009. .
The Jim Crow Laws were laws in the United States that were between 1876 and 1965. The laws created a seperate but equal status for black americans. Some examples of the Jim Crow Laws include, Segraation in public schools and other public places. It alo was the segragation of public transportation and segragation of restrooms and restaurants. Secession in the United States -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 25 Aug. 2009. .
The Ku Klux Klan know as (KKK) are the names of some past hate groups that disliked African Americans. They where known for burning crosses and throwing them in black peoples yard for a warning. They are also known for there acts of violence. They dressed in white clocks as well as there horses so that no one knew how they were. The first Klan was found by the army in Tennessee in 1865.
The 13th amendment made slavery nor involuntary servitude exist in the U.S.A. They banned it with the 13th amendment. The 14th amendment was designed to restrain state governments from abridging the rights of former slaves after the Civil War. It has been used to protect virtually all of the personal liberties and rights granted in the Bill of Rights and the 15th amendment prohibits federal or state governments from infringing on a citizen's right to vote "on account of race, color”. That is what the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments where about. Those amendments kept our government in power and made no more slaves. All people were free because of those laws. In the past when the government made those laws it made a huge difference. And now in the future those amendments still are the same. Those laws have saved a lot of controversy over slavery and saved a lot of wars from happening in the U.S.A. 13th Amendment." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2009. Grolier Online. 25 Aug. 2009 . "14th Amendment." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2009. Grolier Online. 25 Aug. 2009 . "15th Amendment." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2009. Grolier Online. 25 Aug. 2009 .
This proclamation was a presidential decree that started September 22, 1862 to take effect January 1, 1863 freeing all slaves in those parts of the nation still in rebellion. here is an little bit of the emancipation proclamation; ..."That on the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom"... President Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation. 16 Feb. 2002. Web. 25 Aug. 2009. http://www.civilwarhome.com/emancipation.htm.
Seccesion was when the People of the south thought that they could make there own laws becuase it was not in the constitution. They wanted to seperate form the union so they could make there own laws. In the Declaration of independence it says that if there is something that you didnt agree with your government on, you could rebell against it. They basically found wholes in the government to try and get their way. Secession in the United States -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 25 Aug. 2009. .
Abe Lincoln was elected in 1860. The Democratic Party was divided over the issue of slavery. At the convention in Charleston in April 1860, The democrats covered again at the front street theater in Baltimore. Abe was shot by a man by the name of John wilks booth. He shot Abe in the back of the head wile seeing a play.
This document was about a slave being taken out of his slave state and being put through a slave free state. Wile being in the state he claimed he was free but his owner denied it. Dred Scott took Sanford to court over it. The court ruled that he was still a slave.The document was mainly about a racist court making a black person into a slave when he was really a free person.The impact it had on the guys rights were big. They took his rights as a person away. The court made their decision on the person by his color of his skin.After the court thing was over he was still a slave and had no rights as a person. Steamer, Robert J. "Dred Scott v. Sandford." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2009. Grolier Online. 24 Aug. 2009 http://gme.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=0089550-0.
The womens movement is a series of campaigns on certain women's issues. Those issues include, reperductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, sexual harassment, equal pay, and sexual violence. Women worked hard to make their voices heard to get the rights that they wanted. It took over 70 years for women to get the right to vote and some even lost there lives. They campaigned on a whole list of issues and some of which they are still campaining today. We need to remember that it took a long time to get the voting right and we should take the oppertunities to vote seriously. "The womens Movement- Our History." Feminism and WomensStudies. Ed. Eserver. Eserver, 11 Feb. 2005. Web. 24 Aug. 2009. http://feminism.eserver.org/theory/feminist/Womens-Movement.html
A temperance movement is a social movement against the use of alcohal one founding father Benjamin Rush started a anti-alcohal organization that started a lot of movments. one president that tryed to make a law for the temperance movement was Andrew Jackson but it did not go through. The Temperance Movement. TRAVEL & HISTORY. Web. 25 Aug. 2009. .
The case was about McCulloch refusing to pay a tax of 2 percent on all notes issued by any bank operating in Maryland. McCulloch went to court about it and won. The case was mainly about a bank cashier being taxed for doing his job.The affect it had on his life was that he had to pay money for doing his job and he didn’t like it. So he went to court about the tax and won the case. The person who was against McCulloch turned around and defended McCulloch. The tax made people in turn work for their money but they have to pay a tax because the banks where bad Steamer, Robert J. "McCulloch v. Maryland." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2009. Grolier Online. 19 Aug. 2009 http://gme.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=0179720-0.
Sectionalism is loyalaty to interest of just ones own region of the country, not as the nation as a whole. As the United States got closer to the civil war, the country started to divide more and more. Americas started seeing them selves as northerners or southerners. The south and the north kept growing farther and farther apart. The more the grew apart the more they started to disagere on things. This had an impact on the world because it could lead the country to go to war on each other. "Sectionalism." Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Grolier Online. 20 Aug. 2009 .
Nationalism is loyalty and devotion to your country. Nationalsim is the most succsesful political force of the ninetheenth century. Nationalsim impacted poeples lifes becuase many people had a lot of devotion for America and they did everything they could to help make it a better place. Nationalism still impact people today. The soldiers in Iraq have a great devotion for our country and they are serving in the war for us. It makes people sad that they risk their lives but they feel like its what they have to do. Putins Peters, Rita. "Nationalism." Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Grolier Online. 20 Aug. 2009 .
This help put an end to the slave trade and emancipate slaves in western Europe and the Americans. The system of slaves made little protests until about the 18th century.
Marbury v. Madison was a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury. It ia a landmarkcase in the united states. It was made under article three of the constitution. He was sent out by John Adams as Justice of the Peace. Marbury v. Madison was the Surpreme courts first time saying something was unconstitutonal.
Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated as the third president of the United States on March 4, 1801 after being elected in one of the nations closest presidential contests. his first inaugural address Jefferson reached out to his political opponents and heal the link een Federalists and Republicans. Strongly criticized as an theist, Jefferson strongly stated his belief in the importance of religion in the address. He closes the speech listing the freedom of religion prominently among the constitutional freedoms.
The document was four laws that were passed by the U.S congress in 1798. It was important becuase it gave much needed power over the aliens. It impacted the people's individual rights because if there were no power over the aliens then there jobs could be taken away by them and it could effect there family. It's effect on the world was that it would make people could have the authoratiy to loose slaves and could lead to bad things in the world. Miller, John C. "Alien and Sedition Acts." Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Grolier Online. 20 Aug. 2009 .
George Washington didn’t want to be a candidate for the third term president spot. In May 1796 he sent a rough copy of his farewell address. He sent it to Alexander Hamilton in hope he would get some criticism. In Sept. 19, 1756 it was much revised and the document was published. The major idea of the document was that George Washington didn’t want to be third term. The impact it had on George Washington was great. He got the document published. And it was read to the House of Representatives. The document has influenced the thinking of foreign thinking. "Washington, George, Farewell Address (document)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2009. Grolier Online. 1 Sep. 2009 .
The Washington Address was never given orally; it was put in the press on Sept. 17, 1796. It has influenced American thinking about foreign policy ever since. They isolated the address for a warning against entangling alliances. Even the realism of the sentiments does not explain the hold that the Farewell Address has had on Americans. The United States is fortunate in having "such a peculiar situation."
The slaves played a importent role in the american revolution. some fought but most slaves cooked and helped wounded men. The population of the United States in 1790 was about 4 million/ 60,000 were free blacks and 400,000 were slaves. In 1791 Twenty-three slaves are hanged and three whites deported following a black revolt. Congress does not include blacks and Indians from peacetime military jobs in 1793 the fugitive slave act voted by congress at philadelphia February 12 makes it illegal for anyone to help a slave escape to freedom or give a runaway slave History Of Slavery, 1790 To 1840. Eddie Becker, 1999. Web. 24 Aug. 2009. .
The Bills of Rights are ten rights that all Americans are promised. They were introduced by James Madison to the first United States congress in 1789. These documents entitle freedom to the American people. The bill of rights was one of the only documents in American history to be copied and signed 14 times. http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html
Thomas Jefferson adopted an oridinance that Divided the region into seven districts. The districts were all self governing. The importance of them was to get it admitted to the union on terms of equality with the older communities. It impacts poeple because it will pay off the national debt. Its impact on the world is that it will make it better for them if the national debt is payed off. Rowley, Graham W. "Northwest Territories." Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Grolier Online. 20 Aug. 2009 .
The document was signed on Sept. 17, 1787 and made the government spread power to states also. The constitution made the government not have so much power because it spread it out among the states. It has a affect on people because it makes them stay in line more and obey the rules. The impact the constitution has is, it makes the power spread throughout the world so no one is over powered. Murphy, Paul L. "Constitution of the United States." Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Grolier Online. 20 Aug. 2009 http://ea.grolier.com/article?id=0106210-00.
Federalism, the principle according to which two levels of government, general and regional, exist side by side in the state, each possessing certain assigned powers and functions. Federalism reflects the power and control the government can have. Federalism makes the government have power but not to much because they would pretty much go crazy with power and no one would be happy. The government must have some sort of power over the people though. Without it the government would fall. Livingston, William S. "Federalism." Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Grolier Online. 19 Aug. 2009 .
The Document was the Federalist Papers 10 and 51. The Federalsit Papers are a collection of essays about the United States Constitution. They started as just being written in the New York City newspaper, later it was writtent in the book form. They argued about the divisions of power and the operating states. They were also printed was to persuade the people in New York to ratify the constitution. The impact that it has on people's individual rights is that it can make them change there mind on the constitution. If they were not printed people might not have changed there opinion on the constitution. The impact the federalsit papers have on the world is about the same as an individual. Some people would be angry that they were wrote and other people would want it to have been wroten. It just depends on the poeple and what there opinions on the constitution. Cooke, Jacob E. "Federalist, The." Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Grolier Online. 20 Aug. 2009 .
The Indians lived a simple life before the Americans came. They where hunters and gatherers. They would hunt, cook and eat wild game. They would have religious dances and tribal days. Not so much any more. Since the time the Americans came over and took their land they now are almost an extinct culture. There where many wars when the Americans took their land. Powhatan confederacy, Pequot war, French and Indian war, and many more took place. Now there are not very many tribes still around. They have mainly converted to Americans or they still live on their sacred ground. Since the Americans took their land we have gave them casinos, and many more things for taking their land.