1. The massacre of wounded tree
On December 29, 1890 a fight broke out between an Indian and U.S soldier and then a massacre happened. 150 Indians were killed and only 25 U.S soldiers were killed. This massacre is what caused the ghost dance movement to come to an end. It was also the last confrontation in America’s deadly war against the Indians. This all started because Native Americans were practicing a religion.
2. W.E.B Du Bois
Du Bois was a racial activist. In 1903 he founded and was the general at the niagra movement. He was also among the founders of the national association for the advancement of colored people. Du Bois was a member of the socialist party from 1910 to 1912. He later joined the communist party of the United States.
3. 19th amendment
The 19th amendment was passed by congress on June 4; 1919and was then ratified on August 18, 1920. The 19th amendment gave the women the right to vote. This was really important for the United States because women have always been denied their rights. They weren’t allowed to own property, couldn’t claim money that they own and couldn’t vote. They were just supposed to do housework and taking care of the children.
4. The jungle
The jungle was written in 1906 by novelist Upton Sinclair. This book really focused on immigrant in the U.S. He talks about how it wasn’t safe to work in the meatpacking industry. He also talks about how there is corruption in this industry by the people in power. He was considered a muckraker for exposing corruption.
5. Margaret Sanger
Margaret Sanger was a radical feminist. She opened America’s first birth control clinic. It was considered illegal so the clinic was shut down 9 years later. This was important because it gave them a choice to have the children or not because some woman were not capable of raising a kid or weren’t mentally stable. She then later established the clinical research bureau and the national committee on federal legislation for...