Category : History

History

Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln, a self-taught lawyer, legislator, and vocal opponent of slavery was elected the 16th president of the United States in November 1860, shortly before...
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Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence was the first formal statement by a nation’s people asserting their right to choose their own government. When armed conflict between...
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Bill of Rights

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After the American Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Founding Fathers turned to the composition of the states’ and then the federal Constitution. Although a...
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Nat Turner

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Nat Turner was the leader of a violent slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. Nat Turner (October 2, 1800, to November 11, 1831)...
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Slavery in America

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Slavery in America has a long and dark history that has had a profound impact on the social, economic, and political landscape of the country....
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The Amistad Slave Rebellion

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From the 16th to the 19th centuries, an estimated 12 million Africans were forcibly shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. Of those,...
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Henry Brown

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Henry Brown was a Virginia slave who worked on a tobacco plantation. In 1848, his world turned upside down when he heard the news that...