Slavery & African Americans After The Civil War (1865- 1872)

In 1865, after the Civil War, the long process of Reconstruction began. Congress passed new laws to give African Americans freedom. First, they passed the Thirteenth Amendment which officially ended slavery. Congress then created the Freedmen’s Bureau to help the recently freed slaves. After President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments were…

Great Sioux War, Battle of Little Bighorn, Ghost Dance War

About the Lakota Sioux Seven Native Americans bands of the Great Plains1 Western-most of Sioux groups, occupying The Dakotas (North and South)1 Treaty of Fort Laramie 1851 Government negotiated with Lakota and other tribes regarding the rights of passage for immigrants, paid by Americans $50,000 in return for this2 Natives allowed roads to be built…

Effects of World War II on Germany: Timeline

  How the war was going for Germany’s army How the war affected Germans at home in Germany 1939 ·         Hitler was in control of much of western and eastern Europe. o   High morale. ·         Many people still remembered the horrors of the First World War. ·         Food and clothe rationing was introduced. ·         Luxury…

Essay: Did the WWII Policy of Appeasement Fail?

Essentially the Policy of Appeasement did not succeed with the nations it was designed to protect: it failed to prevent war.  The failure of the Policy was largely deemed on that Appeasement was misconceived; Hitler’s ambitions to increase Germany’s borders and to expand Lebensraum, stretched much further than the legitimate grievances of Versailles.  For example,…

Ancient Olympics: Running, Wrestling, Boxing, Pankration, Pentathlon

Stephanitic: crown; four athletic festivals; Olympic Games, Nemean Games, Isthmain Games, Pythian Games Stadion: one stadion= 600 ancient feet. (Gymnikos Agon- nude competition); modern equivalent- 200m sprint Run knee high/ arm extended (only event from 776-724) Victor gave his name for 4 year Olympiad (use Olympiads to reckon time) Then Diaulos (400m was added to…