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Notes 1- Aug 17, 2016

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Notes 1- Aug 17, 2016 HI 1073

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Date Created: 08/30/16
Aug 17,2016 Modern U. S. History HI1073 The USA Turns 100 (and 1) Objectives: - The Centennial Celebration - The End of Reconstruction - America in 1877 - Course Introduction Centennial Exposition • May 10- November 10 1876 • 1 and 5 American went to the even at least once - Themes of the Centennial Exposition 1. For the USA 2. For the World- announced USA as an economic power 3. Industrial power- (Ex: The Corliss Steam Engine) 4. Nation of Invention- (Ex: Type writer, Alexander Graham Bell’s tele’-phone 5. Showing off of the Natural Resources : (Ex: Rocks and Mineral exhibit, Animal and Wildlife exhibit) 6. Native American Artifacts on Display (Ex: Mannequin of Chief Red Cloud) 7. Bad New will hit the Exposition (Battle of Little Big Horn) Fourth of July 1876 • 100 anniversary of Independence • Robert E. Lee reads Declaration of Independence • Susan B. Anthony (Co-founder of National Women’s Suffrage Association) jumps on stage w/ Declaration and Protests for Women’s rights 1 Aug 17,2016 • Womens are given a day due to this movement : November 7th • Frederick Douglass Assesses the mistakes in the Reconstruction Act • Important : “ The Freed Slave” Memorial Hall ,Centennial Exposition 1876 Reconstruction Amendments • 13th Amendment : January 1865 - Prohibited slavery • 14th Amendment : June 1866 - Defined national citizenship to included former slaves - prohibited denying rights to citizens w/o “due process of law” - denied former Confederated the right to hold office • 15th Amendment: February 1869 - prohibited denial of suffrage because of race, color, etc. - Important Figure : U.S Senator Hiram Revels Natchez, Ms The Mississippi Plan - Enforces that The White ran everything - Trying to End Reconstruction Hamburg Massacre • South Carolina • July 4th 1876 • Event happens while the Economy is already struggling in the 1870s The “Mississippi Plan” in South Carolina • 3 states held by Republicans in the South • Event : “ Tilden or Blood” a political movement to get Samuel Tilden (Democrat)elected ; on Jan. 27 , 1877 - Republican President (Hayes) was the other candidate - End of Reconstruction for Democrats 2 Aug 17,2016 Questions for the Next Few Weeks - Industrialization • Why did U.S. industrialize so rapidly? • What Challenges did it bring ? • Did all Americans benefit from the changes? - Citizenship • Why were certain Americans not treated as full citizens? • How did they mobilize to achieve full citizenship? - Global Status • How did the US respond to the roll as a World Power? 3


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