When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected, the United States of America was in a terrible condition. The stock market crash in 1929 had led to the Great Depression, one in every 4 Americans was out of a job, and civil rights for minority people were in a distraught state; the previous 3 presidents (Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover) had only worsened the state of racial equality. Harding’s administration did nothing to prosecute lynchings linked to the Ku Klux Klan, which led to the KKK reaching approximately 4 million members during his presidency. President Coolidge declared that the federal government should not interfere with local issues regarding race. President Hoover did not allow blacks to hold federal office or work on federal construction jobs.
The Great Depression was a very critical time period. A lot of things have changed since then. Our U.S. was shaped by this time period. Most of the people who lost their jobs got jobs in other places at the end of the Depression. There is less homeless people now then there was.
Robinson then became a chairman for the YMCA, which didn't last very long, and then became the manager of a construction company that built homes for black families and created many other things that sparked participation of African Americans in business and other such duties. After a long and accomplished life, Jackie Robinson passed away in 1942 a little over a week after his toss at the world series. Robinson collapsed in his home and died later that day, at Robinson's funeral there were over 2,500 people from everywhere around the country who honored and looked up to Robinson.Robinson had a remarkable life that impacted all the people around him. Jackie Robinson is most known for his outstanding achievements in baseball, but what most people don't know is his achievements in all other aspects of life. Jackie was harassed, picked on, and beaten up for playing the game he loved; Robinson did what he did because he believed that life was bigger than the color of your skin or the number on your back.
1) -During the Great Recession Wells Fargo targeted black people and convinced them to take out subprime loans. Such actions lead to the result of Wells Fargo being sued in 2010 for discrimination and a year later settling the suit paying more than 174 million. -The early economy was built on slave labor. Not only did slaves build the Capitol building, but they built the White House too. In majority of my history classes I mostly learned about what took place in either building and what they looked like then and now, but never about the history of how they came about.
In the North, African Americans were free but in the South, the slaves were a big percentage of the population. Despite the south having a population of 9 million total, 4 million consisted of just slaves (Civil War Facts, pg 2). Even though the war was being fought for slavery, President Lincoln didn’t allow African Americans to fight. Two years in the war Lincoln changed his mind about black soldiers. One example of black soldiers is the 54th Massachusetts.
The New Deal worked frantically to provide relief and to get farmers to conserve their soil. Bank Failure- Andrew As the economic depression deepened in the early 30s, and as farmers had less and less money to spend in town, banks began to fail at alarming rates. During the 20s, there was an average of 70 banks failing each year nationally. After the crash during the first 10 months of 1930, 744 banks failed. All In all, 9,000 banks failed during the decade of the 30s.
Grace Vaughn Mrs. Gumina English III Hour 1 4 April 2016 Title “Overall, the percentage of black residents in Kansas City — which rose from 17.5 percent in 1960 to 31 percent in 2000 — has now dropped to 29 percent” (As Whites Flock to Kansas City, Blacks Pick the Suburbs 1). Segregation in Kansas City has been a problem for decades. One of the biggest problems in the 1940’s-1960’s is segregation in neighborhoods. This is one of the biggest concerns because it concerns where people eat, go to school, go to work, and many other aspects of their lives. African Americans were forced to live east of Paseo and all white people lived to the west of it.
Yet Caucasian colleges were still getting more state funding. I would have thought after the civil war colleges would be prompted to bring together all races and have more funding. Another Surprising finding was about the Alabama Tuskegee Institute. I found it interesting that they taught African-American men how to save their money, what to buy what they can live without
Native American’s were also not considered when creating the Declaration of Independence. They were not given any rights until the Indian Civil Rights Act was passed in 1968. It was less than 100 years after the Declaration of Independence was created that they allowed the federal Indian Removal Act in 1830 that killed hundreds of thousands of Native Americans. Even California in 1850 legalized slavery in the reference of buying and selling Native American children (United). As you can see, there was no such thing as “all men are created equally” unless you were a white man in 1776.
The Blacks are being taxed, yet they have no representation in government. The same chart also shows that only one of the sixteen northern states allowed Blacks the right to serve on juries (Doc A). This is a simple right given to all Americans that Blacks do not get to have. Juries are supposed to be a fair representation of the population, yet a whole fourteen percent of the population cannot serve on them. Blacks in the North had very little political freedom because they were not guaranteed the right to vote and could not serve on