Introduction to african-american history 3 credits survey of black people's experience in america, beginning with african culture through the development of afro-american culture and institutions includes political, social, economic and cultural history. For much of its history, education in the united states was segregated by race, first in the north and after the civil war when blacks were permitted to attend school, in the south. On november 4, barack obama, becomes the first african american to be elected president of the united states, defeating republican candidate, sen john mccain 2009 barack obama democrat from chicago, becomes the first african-american president and the country's 44th president.
Throughout most of its history, the united states has had influxes of immigration the ethnic mix is 83% white (generally of european descent, but also from the middle east and latin america), 12% african-american, 3% asian and about 1% native american. Roaring 20s web sites lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, and more roaring 20s web sites clash of cultures in the 1910s and 1920s produced by the ohio state university history department, this is an informative introduction to cultural tensions in the 1910s and 1920s, exploring topics such as prohibition, immigration, the kkk, the new woman, and the scopes trial. African americans have improved their social and economic standing significantly since the civil rights movement and recent decades have witnessed the expansion of a robust, african-american middle class across the united states.
The history of policing in the united states, part 1 written by dr gary potter the development of policing in the united states closely followed the development of policing in england. Acclaimed historian and activist roxanne dunbar-ortiz offers a history of the united states told from the perspective of indigenous peoples and reveals how native americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the us empire. Two of the best business history archives in the united states are the hagley museum and library in wilmington, delaware and the baker library of the harvard business school search these excellent online resources at hagley digital exhibits and at the harvard library digital collections. The africans in america web site is a companion to africans in america, a six-hour public television seriesthe web site chronicles the history of racial slavery in the united states -- from the.
During the four decades following passage of the voting rights act, several african americans announced their candidacies and campaigned for the democratic party's nomination, thereby proclaiming the possibility, the promise, that one day a member of their race would become president of the united states. The history of the united states began with the settlement of indigenous people before 15,000 bc numerous cultures formed the arrival of christopher columbus in 1492 started the european colonization of the americas. The american civil war was an important event in the history of united states it changed the internal structure of american society and had a greater impact than the revolution the basis of the civil war was due to slavery. African american history 2 thesis and introduction as a nation where our founding fathers who used the quote, all men are created equal makes one think everybody is created equally, regardless of their race, background, and culture. Ideas about slavery's history determine the ways in which americans hope to resolve the long contradiction between the claims of the united states to be a nation of freedom and opportunity, on.
Limits on the number of immigrants allowed in the united states are imposed for the first time in the country's history 1925 the border patrol is created by congress. Footnotes 1 see william c allen with a foreword by richard baker and kenneth kato, history of slave laborers in the construction of the united states capitol (washington, dc: architect of the capitol, 2005), a report commissioned by the us house of representatives and the us senate slave labor task force. African-american history is the part of american history that looks at the african-americans or black americans in the united states although previously marginalized, african-american history has gained ground in school and university curricula and gained wider scholarly attention since the late 20th century. Before 1965, the united states' few non-white immigrants often had to overcome considerable hurdles to settle here but until 1808 (legally) and for years thereafter (illegally), the united states forcibly recruited african-american immigrants — in chains — to serve as unpaid laborers.
African americans have at various times in united states history been referred to as african, colored, negro, afro-american, and black, as well as african american exactly what portion of the african american population is of solely african ancestry is not known over the past 300 and more years in. The story of african immigration is unique among immigrant groups, just as the african experience in america has been uniquely central to the course of american life unlike other immigrants, most africans came to north america against their will, caught up in a brutal system of human exploitation. The date the united states established a physical diplomatic presence through a legation, embassy, or other mission in each country and the dates and circumstances of any interruption or resumption of diplomatic relations.