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14 08, 2017

Civil Rights movement – American history

By |2018-06-05T12:00:34-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, North America|0 Comments

World War II Shipyard African-Americans in World War I During World War I, many white men were away being soldiers. Because of the war, no new people came from Europe to take their places. So some black people found work in factories. That paid much better than any work they had had before. [...]

12 08, 2017

Cherokee Trail of Tears – American history

By |2019-09-16T20:54:12-07:00August 12th, 2017|Native American|3 Comments

Hernando De Soto Europeans: Hernando de Soto In 1540 AD Cherokee people met European men for the first time. A Spanish man named Hernando De Soto was exploring the East Coast of North America with a group of Spanish soldiers. Soon he arrived at Cherokee towns. Cherokee leaders welcomed the foreigners diplomatically, even though they must have known [...]

12 08, 2017

American government – the 1900s

By |2018-04-20T08:23:09-07:00August 12th, 2017|Government, North America|0 Comments

Franklin Roosevelt The United States government got even more power during the 1900s. In 1913, the United States government got the right to collect income tax. With this new tax, the United States government got a lot more money, and it used that money to get more power over the states. During the Depression, in [...]

23 06, 2017

History of swimming in the Americas

By |2018-04-20T08:23:49-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Games, North America, South America|0 Comments

Aztec swimmer from Teotihuacan (ca. 500 AD) The first people who came to the Americas probably already knew how to swim, as they got their food from fishing and gathering shellfish and seaweed. Aztec paintings from the 500s AD show swimmers using a flutter kick and possibly a crawl stroke. Arawak or [...]