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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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Emmett Till

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


Birmingham Campaign

In the 1960s Birmingham, Alabama was the largest industrial city in the South and according to the...


Southern Manifesto

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

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