Civil Rights Chapters

Are people "born free?" Do governments "give rights" to citizens or do citizens give-up some rights to have "good government?" These are stories about people seeking and achieving their civil rights.

Standard 8-4:4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War

Wallace is found guilty ofhigh treasonand crimes against English civilians and sentenced to death.

Describes how the Cherokee tribe were transplantesd to a reservation in Oklahoma.

Penn goes "against the crown" and must defend himself in London's Old Bailey.

Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes writes a Supreme Court decision which allows people to say what they think but not necessarily avoid punishment.

In the 19th and early 20th century, women do not have the right to vote but they lead an effort to end the alcohol problem.

In December of 1955, Doyle wins his case, but the laws remain unchanged.

Tone enlists the help of the French to revolt, but it is too little, too late.

Fearing being hung, Tone attempts suicide and dies a martyr.

Africa has a rich history and culture before European slave traders arrive and begin to capture slaves.

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