A decade later that number had more than tripled, and blacks also began serving in Congress and state legislative bodies in record numbers” (Kauffmann). This is great, and now we are completely equal, therefore this amendment did help in equality a little. It lead to many great things ' afterword. When the African Americans voted, the white people treated them like they were normal, unlike what they used to do. Now they have more people in state legislatures and Congress, so they will have more ideas.
The Reconstruction Era of American history was plagued by many problems. One of the most important problems being the recently released from slavery Freedmen. Freedmen were in a tricky situation in which they had just been released from their owner and had nowhere to go, but the Federal Government made many successful attempts to help them out. The Government helped alleviate all the problems Freedmen had from their finances to basic needs and rights, and in doing so, made the period of reconstruction more helpful than harmful for Freedmen. The events of reconstruction were helpful to freedmen as they were not only freed from slavery, they were given rights directly from the federal government.
Both of these great men had a huge impact on America. Frederick Douglas was a runaway slave who had seen and experienced horrible things while in slavery. He worked hard to attain rights for African-Americans. Booker T. Washington had been a slave, but was freed at a very young age. He believed that the best way to help African-Americans was by educating them.
North Carolina began the twentieth century in similar circumstances to the last century: economically, educationally and socially behind much of the rest of the country. Economically, the old bastions of textiles, light manufacturing and farming were still providing low wages for much of the workforce, precluding the state from making expensive ventures to innovate. Educationally, many children worked, making education difficult particularly in rural areas. Thanks to a heavily partisan political situation, there were a lot of restrictive rules affecting African American people in the early years of the twentieth century. To see how these factors change, a random selection of three decades was chosen.
The night rider movement started in the 1900s, cotton prices were dropping and it was becoming harder and harder to continue making a living selling cotton. When cotton prices became as low as 10 cents per pound, poorer responded with vicious retaliation. A group of masked,
The Black Blizzards sweeping the plains of the 1930’s, better known as the Dust Bowl contributed to the extreme economic downturn of its time. These giant dust storms were caused mainly by a combination of environmental factors and human actions. In turn, these oversized storms caused many people to suffer from loss of crop, and eventually, forced innovation of farming techniques. Back in the “dirty thirties”, years 1934 to 1937, an extreme drought and the lack of strong root systems in the soil, causing wind storms, and the loss of crops. Dirt swirled into dense dust clouds, so dark you couldn't see through them.
Reading it says a lot about the way people during that time period. The late middle ages was a time of both crisis and recovery. In the 1300s, the Europeans had faced both black death and famine. The mass starvation had caused many deaths, especially for peasants. However, not only were peasants going through a crisis during that time, when the black death occurred, no one was safe.
While those who were literally enslaved and later emancipated bore the brunt of slavery, the first free generation of children surmounted tremendous obstacles, some of which African-Americans must still face today. Utilizing “Beloved” by Toni Morrison, “The Ghosts of Slavery” by Linda Krumholz, and “Raising Freedom’s Child”
It includes hunger, malnutrition, limited access to education, clean and safe supply of water and many more basic services. Here are a few depressing facts: Almost half the world live on less than $2.50 a day, Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century being unable to read a book, The total GDP of the 41 heavily indebted poor countries is less than the wealth of the world’s 7 richest people combined,1 billion children suffer poverty(1 in 2 children