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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Civil Rights |Jim Crow Laws

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Civil Rights |Jim Crow Laws

Taken from: Duckers.com Civil Rights for Kids: Jim Crow Laws  What were the Jim Crow laws? Jim Crow laws were laws in the South based on race. They enforced segregation between white people and black people in public places such as schools, transportation, restrooms, and restaurants. They also made it difficult for black people to vote.When […]

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White Socks Only | a storybook on race

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Taken from: storyonline.net White Socks Only Written by: Evelyn Coleman Read by: Amber Rose Tamblyn Read by: Amber Rose Tamblyn Published by: Albert Whitman & Company When Grandma was a little girl in Mississippi, she sneaked into the town one hot summer day. But when she saw the “Whites Only” sign on the water fountain, she […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Occupation: Civil Rights Leader Born: January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA Died: April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN Best known for: Advancing the Civil Rights Movement and his “I Have a Dream” speech Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for […]

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Civil Rights Movement |links

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  To learn more about Civil Rights go to these links to Duckster, a site for kids: Movements African-American Civil Rights Movement Apartheid Disability Rights Native American Rights Slavery and Abolitionism Women’s Suffrage Major Events Jim Crow Laws Montgomery Bus Boycott Little Rock Nine Birmingham Campaign March on Washington Civil Rights Act of 1964 Civil Rights […]

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Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin

  1706-1790 He is considered to be one of the greatest Americans that ever lived. He was the only person to sign the four key documents of American History:The Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, and the Constitution of the United States. By serving as […]

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Declaration of Independence |easy

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It was written by Thomas Jefferson, although Jefferson wanted John Adams to write it. But Adams knew Jefferson, being a Virginian, would help sway the southern states The Second Continental Congress appointed John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston, and Roger Sherman to come up with a declaration of independence. Upon adopting the […]