History: American

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Norman Rockwell who was best known for his magazine covers and illustrations on the Saturday Evening Post, the Ladies' Home Journal, and Look. Rockwell was born in New York City, and he trained there at the Art Students League. The cover of The Saturday Evening Post was his showcase for over forty years. His favorite subjects were everyday events that celebrated small-town life and patriotic themes. The scenes were often funny and detailed that his pictures looked like photos. He also

In the southern states of the USA, the era known as the "Reconstruction" period created a tension ,a fear and total hate for the black race among many white people. This event was the result of the primitive version of constitutional equality of the African-American race at the end of the Civil War. It was in this state of confusion and transition that the Ku Klux Klan was born. Before the end of the civil war, May 26th 1865, black men, women and children were used

Brown v. Board of Education In 1896 the Supreme Court had held in Plessy v. Ferguson that racial segregation was permissible as long as equal facilities were provided for both races. Although that decision involved only passenger accommodations on a rail road, the principle of "separate but equal" was applied thereafter to all aspects of public life in states with large black populations. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, decided on May 17, 1954, was one of the most i

Thesis: Through his writings, speaking tours, and five presidential campaigns as the Socialist Party of America's candidate, Eugene Victor Debs won the respect of American unionists, radicals, and even those who did not accept his economic doctrines. I. Background Information A. Thesis B. Birth/Death C. Employment D. Influence in early life II. Accomplishments A. Secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen B. Indiana State Legislature C. President o

Juan Ponce De Leon Juan Ponce De Leon was born 1474 in Tervas de San Campos,Spain. He served as a page for a powerful lord. Schooled in warfare from an early age, he took part in many campaigns waged by the Spaniards to expel the Moors. In 1493, at the age of 19, he volunteered to accompany Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. They sailed through the island chain of the Lesser Antilles. Ponce spent the next few years as a soldier and distinguished himself for bravery. H

Chopin One of the most profoundly original composers in history, Frederic Chopin was not at all a traditional "Romantic" musician; in fact, most of his music defines a separate category all its own. Born in Zelazowa Wola, a small city near Warsaw, Poland on February 22, 1810, Chopin first studied the piano at the Warsaw School of Music, and was quite proficient on that instrument by his early teens. He played his first public concert at age 7, and was a published composer at 15. By the late 1

The Populist Party, a third political party that originated in America in the latter part of the nineteenth century, derived as a result of farmer discontent and economic distress. This was caused by the country's shift from an agricultural American life to one in which industrialists dominated the nation's development. The public felt as if they were being cheated by these "robber barons," a term given to those who took advantage of the middle and lower classes by "boldly stealing the fruits

Martin Luther King Jr. One of the world's best known advocates of non-violent social change strategies, Martin Luther King, Jr., synthesized ideas drawn from many different cultural traditions. Born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, King's roots were in the African-American Baptist church. He was the grandson of the Rev. A. D. Williams, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church and a founder of Atlanta's NAACP chapter, and the son of Martin Luther King, Sr., who succeeded Williams as Ebenezer's pastor

The Revolutionary War By: Mindy Miller The Revolutionary War started in 1775 and ended in 1783. It was also known as the United States War of Independence, was an uprising by which 13 of Britain's colonies gained political independence. By the middle 18th century, differences in life, thought, and economic interests began to grow between the colonies and Britain, the mother country. This was followed by many acts and events that violated the colonists' rights.

The Revolutionary War started in 1775 and ended in 1783. It was also known as the United States War of Independence, was an uprising by which 13 of Britain's colonies gained political independence. By the middle 18th century, differences in life, thought, and economic interests began to grow between the colonies and Britain, the mother country. This was followed by many acts and events that violated the colonists' rights. The Seven Years' War was from 1756 to 1763. It left