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Women after the American Revolution

Although the Revolutionary War provided a new perspective of women’s roles in politics and the household, there was not lasting change after the end of the war. Coverture is the status that a woman is essentially property of her husband, and is to remain under his command. During the post-revolutionary era, ideas of coverture still […]

Pages: 2 Words: 716 Topics: American Revolution, Divorce, Social Issues, United States

The Civil War is Still Known

The Civil War is still known today as America’s bloodiest conflict. It is said that between 1861 and 1865 there were about 620,000 fatalities connected to the deadly battles of this American war; this death count is approximately equal to the total number of American fatalities during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, […]

Pages: 2 Words: 673 Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, United States
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Role of Technology in the American Civil War

The American Civil War is the first real modern war in America. Most of the technology and weaponry used in the Civil War can be traced back to the Industrial Revolution era. The Industrial Revolution was a time of profound transformation that resulted in new manufacturing processes. It was a time of profound transformation that […]

Pages: 2 Words: 656 Topics: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, United States

Olaudah Equiano’s Argument against Slavery was his Life Experience

Olaudah Equiano, also known for majority of his lifetime, Gustavus Vassa. He was born in the year 1745 in now what is known as Nigeria. In the novel, The Classic Slave Narratives, he shares his own experience of what it was like to live as black in that time period of when he was born […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1285 Topics: Frederick Douglass, Olaudah Equiano, Slavery, United States

Slavery by Another Name by Douglas a Blackmon

Some slaves new they were slaves and some didn’t.Though President Abraham Lincoln put an end to slavery, slaves in Texas had no knowledge of their freedom until two and a half years later. On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers came to Galveston and declared the end of the Civil War, with General granger reading a […]

Pages: 2 Words: 601 Topics: Human Rights, Justice, Slavery, Social Issues, United States

Segregation and Civil Rights

Throughout 1950 to the 1960s there was a lot of racial tensions regarding people who were not white. Segregation was a huge part of this including bathrooms, water fountains, transportation, and education. African American people were still being mistreated, performing the same type of labor as the slavery times, except with little payment. Laws were […]

Pages: 2 Words: 630 Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Human Rights, Jim Crow Laws, Justice, Racial Segregation, Social Issues, United States

Progressing the Civil Rights Movement with Aristotle’s Artistic Appeals

Right amidst the heat of the Civil Rights movement in a small cell block within the solid confines of Birmingham city jail, a passionate African American activist completed a published statement in response to eight white clergymen who called out the whole band of the African American community to be patient to earn their rights […]

Pages: 3 Words: 894 Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Liberty, Logos, Pathos, Slavery, United States

Civil Rights Martyrs

Are you willing to give your life for your people? These martyrs of the civil rights movement gave everything for their people. Although some may say their deaths did not have an impact on the civil rights movements. They risked their lives just so African Americans could have the rights they have today. The definition […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1236 Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Human Rights, Identity Politics, Racism, Social Issues, United States
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