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  • May Of 1865 Johnson's Reconstruction Plan
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    The period after the Civil War was a very difficult time in the United States' history. This time was known as the Reconstruction period and it was a very controversial time. There were many issues that had to be addressed such as what to do with the free blacks in the south and how states would be readmitted to the Union. This era saw the rise of the Radical Republicans. The government was going through changes, southerners were going through changes, and blacks were going through changes. Whit...
  • Congregations Of Blacks In New York
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    Throughout his life Ralph Bunche worked to improve race relations and further the cause of civil rights. For 22 years he served on the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, earning its highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, in 1949. He participated in several civil rights demonstrations, including the 1963 March on Washington. That same year, U.S. President John F. Kennedy awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. Sojourner Truth, Ameri...
  • Presidential Reconstruction Under Andrew Johnson
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    President Abraham Lincoln envisioned a conservative plan for the reconstruction of the south. Under Lincoln^aEURTMs plan, as soon as ten percent of the voters in a southern state whom have voted in 1860 and had taken an oath of loyalty to the United States, they could then elect constitutional conventions. These conventions, upon adopting new state constitutions and abolishing slavery they would then be readmitted to the union. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln would change polices towards re...
  • Woman Power Player In The Media
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    What event began the emergence of women as true players in the media Was it Sherry Lansings appointment to President of 20th Century Fox in 1980, becoming the first woman to head a studio Was it Cathleen Black in 1979 becoming the first woman publisher of a weekly consumer magazine, New York Or did the real power for women in the media come later with Geraldine Laybourne reinventing childrens television on Nickelodeon or Judy McGrath sending MTV into 265.8 million households all over the world D...
  • Black Workers
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    Max Mecklenburg 4/20/2003 AP US History Essay # 3 - The New Deal's effect on Blacks and Women Franklin Roosevelt has been called the greatest president to date. He is often considered one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century. President Roosevelt began a new era in American history by ending the Great Depression that the country had fallen into in 1929. His social reforms gave people a new perspective on Government. Government was not only expected to protect the people from f...

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