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LALA 8th Grade Final Project

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FC: Betsy V Lesli T. PERIOD3:D<3

1: The American revolution It began in 1775, 15 year old Joseph Marthin was too young to join the Continental Army. When recruiters to his Connecticut village a year late, he was ready to go. The recruiters were looking for volunteers to go to New York, where the British were rumored to have landed 15,000 troops. The British Army, in contrast, was well trained, well equipped, and well supported by the Royal Navy.

2: Massachusetts Farmers Revolution The Massachusetts farmers rebel because they were left dispossessed of their land and bankrupt. The current legislature refused to help and the Federal Government could not help because the governing document at that time was "The Articles of Confederation" which gave no power to the federal Government to intercede. They also didn't agree with taxes because of their unruly laws that they were making.

3: Freedman's Bureau | Freedman's Bureau, was established in 1865 by Congress to help former black slaves and poor whites in the South in the aftermath of the U.S. Civil War. The freedman's Bureau provided food,housing and medical aid,established schools and offered legal assistance. It also attempted to settle former slaves on Confederate lands confiscated or abandoned during the war.

4: The Black Codes | The Union victory in the Civil War my have given some 4 million slaves their freedom, but African Americans faced a new onslaught of obstacles and injustices during the Reconstruction era. By late 1865, when the 13th Amendment officially outlawed the institution of slavery, the question of freed blacks' status in the postwar South was still very much unresolved. Thy enacted a series of restrictive law known as "The Back Codes" which was designed to restrict freed blacks' activity and ensure their availability as a labor force now that slavery has been abolished. | The black Codes

5: The Fourteenth Amendment In 1865, the 14th Amendment to the constitution of the United States granted citizenship and equal civil and legal rights to African American and slaves who had been emancipated after the American Civil War. In all the Amendment comprise five sections, fur of which began in 1866 as separate proposals that stalled in legislative process and were amalgamated into a single amendment.

6: Reconstruction Act After 1867, an increasing number of southern whites turn to violence in response to the revolutionary changes of radical Reconstruction. The Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organizations targeted local Republican leaders, whites and blacks, and other African Americans who challenged white authority. In 1874-after an economic depression plunged much of the South into poverty-the Democratic Party won control of the house of Representatives for the first time since civil war.

7: Sharecropping With the South economy in disarray after the abolition of slavery and the devastation of the Civil War, conflict arose between many white landowners attempting to reestablish a labor force a freed blacks seeking economic independence an autonomy. Many formers slaves expected the federal government to give them a certain amount of land as compensation for all the work they had done during the slavery era. During reconstruction, however, the conflict over labor resulted in the sharecropping system, in which black families would rent small plots of land in return for a portion of their crop, to be given to the landowner at th end of each year.

8: The Fifteenth Amendment In 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution if the United States guaranteed th right to vote could not be denied based on "race, color, or previous condition of servitude." This amendment complemented an followed in the wake of the passage of the thirteenth ad fourteenth amendments. Womens would not receive the rights until the ratification of th Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.

9: The Railroad Builders Several European countries had a few primitive railroads as early as the mid-1500's. But they were used mainly to bring up wagon loads of coal or iron or from underground mines. people or horses would pull wagons with flanged wheels along the rails.

10: Farming the dry plains Dry farming originated in the nineteenth century to accelerate the production of certain crops, most notably wheat. It is more widely practice in the Great Plains area where rainfall average between eight to twenty inches a year. By the end of the century dry farming was championed as th solution to the agricultural problems of the Great Plains.

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