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Events Impact and Legacy Legislation

Events and Dates

  Event Date Description Civil War 1861-1865 The election of anti-slavery president Abraham Lincoln caused southern states to separate from the Union and form the Confederate States of America. Reconstruction 1866-1877...

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Southern Manifesto

What is the Southern Manifesto? In 1956 politicians from southern states issued the Declaration of...


Emmett Till

His mother insisted in displaying his son’s body in a glass topped casket so that the world could...

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