Monday, March 20, 2017

Race During the Progressive Era

Welcome back to my blog. Today's topic is on race during the progressive era. Segregation during this time was a big way of life separating all blacks and whites from each other. Laws such as the Jim Crow laws formed by the supreme court case Plessy vs. Ferguson, set this way of life. During this time, African Americans we treated not as well as whites were treated. Places such as schools, public bathrooms, and restaurants were poorly treated and not clean making it a non safe environment. After reading this article, I now know how the Jim Crow laws affected society during the Progressive era.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Blog 4

As you remember, my topic is race. Race during the time of the Civil war was mainly on slavery. Southerners relied heavily on slaves to produce their main cash crop cotton while the northerners' view on slaves died out. Because of the looks on both sides of the country, the Civil War broke out and changed slavery completely. After reading this article on the outbreak of the Civil War I now know how important it was for the slaves to escape to the north to be free.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Blog 2

Welcome back to my blog. As you remember, my theme is race. During the colonial period, this theme was mostly a matter of slavery. Slaves came to America from Africa through the Middle Passage. The voyage to the new world was terrible for them. The conditions were terrible and the would lie naked in filth. When slaves arrive to America, they would go to South Carolina, the center for slave trade. I used this link, click on Chapter 1.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hello I am writing this blog for a project in my U.S. history class. My teacher asked to choose one of the six themes of American history. Out of the six themes, I chose the theme race. I chose this theme because there are a lot of racial issues occurring in the U.S. today leading to black people dying in the streets and having less rights compared to what they hard 10 years ago. One thing that stands out to me that relates to this issue, is that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand up for the national anthem as a protest. Kaepernick thinks that by sitting down he can make a statement to other people and he won't stand up until something is done about the issue. I read this article, at US News. This article is composed of many different news websites coming together to great it. This provides many viewpoints to the action and it isn't biased towards a specific side of the incident.