Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Japanese-american interment camps

  The attack on Pearl Harbor added fears into all american lives.These fears lead to the signing of the the Executive Order 9066, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, sending the Japanese-Americans to interment camps. This order id know as one of the biggest acts that go against American civil rights committed. With there being  127,000 people of Japanese ancestry that lived in the United States at the time, the majority on the West Coast. The interment camps were located in ten different states:   California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas. By the time these camps were closed there were 120,000 Japanese Americans in these camps. Many of the people who consisted  of these camps were forced to sell their properties and give up many of there processions. By March 1946 all of the camps were closed and all the captives were released.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Jim crow laws: it's affects on America's youth

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   1877, the end of the reconstruction, was also the year a series of laws enforcing segregation began to arise. These series of laws, known as the Jim Crow laws, made segregation, between whites and blacks, the law. From separate schools, work offers, and even water fountains; the display of separation greatly affected the once purely innocent youth of that time. Children began to naturally judge a person from their race at a very young age, this action made by many changed America's way of thought forever.        

Friday, January 27, 2017

The civil war was a war the temporarily split the unions, mainly all over slavery. The war resulted in the 13th amendment, end of slavery. Yet after they were free they were treated poorly, but they where not the only race experiencing this at the time. The Irish had immigrated to American during the great famine in Ireland. The Irish and African Americans were very different yet so similar at the same time. From African Americans being taken to America as slaves to the Irish being taken to America as indentured servants, they downgraded from the start by whites. Although the slaves had more worth in the eyes of white men due to them being valuable property.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The cotton gin and its affect on each race

The invention of the cotton gin has reimagined the cotton industry tremendously. It also affected the live of the slaves in some good ways but mainly bad ways. The cotton gin raised the amount of cotton without seeds for 1 pound a day to 50. This invention made the seed removal process faster and easier for the slaves. Despite that the increase of product produced a day created an increasing demand for more slaves. The number of slaves doubled 700,000 in the next two decades. Many of the new slaves where breed to be put up for sell. Many where separated from their family at a very young age. The cotton gin has create new cruel ways the white treated the Slaves by breeding them like horses.   

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The French and Indian war, also known as The Seven Year war had  huge affect on the Native Americans. Native Americans.  The war was between the French and British but affected the tribes in  the Ohio and Mississippi river region.Many of the tribes choose side and fought with them.Despite their hard efforts the French lost the war, this result had set the sad fate of the Native Americans. The French had an alliance with Native Americans and this allowed them to coexist without any problems. When the French lost to the British they also lost their land to them. This caused the Native Americans to eventually be pushed further west or killed.

Monday, September 12, 2016


Race ,a group of people sharing the same culture, history, language, etc.; an ethnic group. This word's origin goes back the early 16th century and by 1619 the word determined if you were a land owner or the person forced to work on it. Everyone is aware of the history of slavery and how it ended, but many do not know how it started. This is the topic I have chosen to cover in my blog.
When the pilgrim finally comprehended that they needed to farm in order to survive they realized they needed people to do it. It all started with native Americans and Caucasian people paying off debts by working for land owners. As the native Americans started to die off the need for workers widely increased, that's where the Africans came in and made property instead of people. They were property instead of temporary workers, that is where they were lease likely to die of diseases.


Hello I'm a student at Potomac Falls High School, and I was assigned be my history teacher to create this blog and write about nun other than history. we were to choose a topic and I picked race. Being both African American and Caucasian I've had ancestors who were land owners and ancestors who were slaves.