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American Exceptions to Equality
Transcript of American Exceptions to Equality
-or- Movements Who is an American? White males (property at first) = citizenship & rights Manifest Destiny - God given right to expansion
Indian Removal Act of 1830 (Move to Oklahoma)
Little Big Horn 1876 (Custer in MT)
Wounded Knee 1890 (Slaughter of Sioux)
Reservation system - forced migration
Hunting of bison/buffalo
Dawes Act of 1887 - individual tracts of land & boarding schools (assimilate) TX Independence 1836
Mexican American War 1845-48 Slavery = property
Declaration - many thought = freedom
Slavery rose from 1770-1820 (cotton)
Civil War ended slavery - Fourteenth Amendment (1868) = citizenship
Fifteenth Amendment (1870) - vote but with intimidation/violence
Jim Crow laws & segregation
1896 Plessy v. Ferguson - separate but equal
Poll taxes & literacy tests Hard labor with low wages in industrial/factory jobs
Ethnic neighborhoods - separated
1st Wave: Northern Europe
2nd & 3rd Wave: Southern & Eastern Europe (1890s-1920s) - seen as 'non-white' 1852-1875: Chinese used for labor on the RR or in the gold rush in California