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American government after the Civil War

By |2017-08-12T07:44:44+00:00August 12th, 2017|Government, North America|

J. Rainey, first black congressman After the Civil War, in 1865, the United States changed its Constitution to make slavery illegal. For a few years, black people were able to vote. Black men served in Congress. But soon northern people lost interest in helping the black people. Racist white people forced the black people to stop voting [...]

Native American government

By |2018-04-24T09:45:58+00:00August 8th, 2017|Government, Native American|

A Mandan village in 1832 In the Paleo-Indian period, everyone in North America lived in small bands, usually just your family and maybe one or two other families - not more than ten to fifteen people. Most of the time, those were the only people you saw, and your mom, or your uncle or grandpa or [...]

Neolithic Greece – the Late Stone Age

By |2018-04-23T07:23:54+00:00July 8th, 2017|Greeks, History|

Neolithic Greece: Sheep grazing under an olive tree Farming and herding By around 7000 BC there started to be more people in Greece. It became harder and harder to get all the food you needed just by gathering and hunting. So people began to farm. Farming was more work (and not as much [...]

Khans and Czars in Central Asia – Government

By |2017-05-31T11:36:32+00:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Government|

Scythian comb,about 400 BC (Metropolitan Museum, New York) Most early Central Asian people were Indo-European, or Yamnaya. The biggest group may have been the Scythians. Until about 500 BC, the Scythians lived in large tribes or clans ruled by chiefs. Like the Egyptians and the West Asians, the Scythians buried their chiefs under big mounds [...]