Art History

Puritan Colonists

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The Puritans in New England

The New England colonies were founded by English Puritans who left England because they could not do as they wished in the home land. All Puritans were agreed in wishing for a freer government than they had in England under the Stuart kings and in state matters were really the Liberals of their time. In […]

Civics

Founding of the Thirteen Colonies

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The 13 Original Colonies were the first places that Europeans landed and lived in North America. This land was not called The United States of America because it was not a nation yet. The Colonies were helped, owned, and governed by The British Empire.  So, the colonists followed British law, paid taxes to the British […]

History

US Labor Day

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US Labor Day

The events that lead to the creation of the Labor Day federal holiday were important for American workers.  The public began to sympathize and support labor unions. The US celebrates Labor Day because of a bloody clash over 100 years ago that left 30 people dead and cost $80 million in damages From: Business Insider, […]

Culture

The Ghost Dance

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The Native American Ghost Dance Religious Ritual Became a Symbol of Defiance By Native Americans by Robert McNamara Updated May 15, 2017 The ghost dance was a religious movement that swept across Native American populations in the West in the late 19th century. What started as a mystical ritual soon became something of a political movement and […]

History

George Washington takes command of Continental Army

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On this day in History, Washington takes command of Continental Army on Jul 03, 1775. On this day in 1775, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered at Cambridge common in Massachusetts and draws his sword, formally taking command of the Continental Army. Washington, a prominent Virginia planter and veteran of […]

Civics

US History |Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence was the first official step for the colonies to become a nation.   Colonies belong to a country.  Things the colonies produced belonged to a country, not to the colonistsColonies are ruled by a country and they must follow the laws.  But colonies do not participate in national government.  They do not […]

Civics

Civil Rights |Glossary and Terms

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These are important words and ideas to understand to learn about Civil Rights. Affirmative Action – A group of policies that help to benefit groups that have been discriminated against based on race or gender. Americans with Disabilities Act – This law was passed in 1990 giving the disabled the same protections against discrimination as […]

Civics

Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

 Taken from: ducksters.com Civil Rights for Kids The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the most important civil rights laws in the history of the United States. It outlawed discrimination, ended racial segregation, and protected the voting rights of minorities and women. President Lyndon Johnson signing the law Background The Declaration of Independence […]