Dynamic Directory - January 16, 2017

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Slavery As It Exists in America
Slavery As It Exists in America

A pro-Southern political cartoon intended to show that American slaves were better-off than British workers.

Mass Meeting to Endorse Call for South Carolina Secession Convention
Mass Meeting to Endorse Call for South Carolina Secession Convention

Six days after the United States elected Abraham Lincoln to serve as America''s 16th President, South Carolina held a meeting to endorse a call from the State Legislature to hold a Secession Convention.

Election Troubles in South Carolina - Election of 1876
Election Troubles in South Carolina - Election of 1876

After South Carolina rejoined the Union, African-American males could vote. More blacks were involved in government in South Carolina than in any other Southern State. Then things changed.

Golden Gate Strait and the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Strait and the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Strait separates the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco Bay. Today, the Golden Gate Bridge spans this narrow water passage.

Grand Canyon As a National Monument
Grand Canyon As a National Monument

The Grand Canyon, one of the world's most stunning natural wonders, became an American national monument in 1908.

Battle of Cowpens - Turning Point in the Revolutionary War
Battle of Cowpens - Turning Point in the Revolutionary War

The battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) occurred in two phases.

Running for the Presidency - American Politics
Running for the Presidency - American Politics

The political campaigns, leading-up to the presidential election of 1884, included lots of arguing politicians.

Nixon and the Watergate Scandal
Nixon and the Watergate Scandal

This photo depicts the Watergate Complex. Burglars, looking for negative information from the Democratic National Committee, broke into the DNC office, at Watergate.

Henry B. Northup Rescues Platt from Slavery
Henry B. Northup Rescues Platt from Slavery

Henry Bliss Northup was the man who rescued Solomon Northup - whose slave name was ''Platt Hamilton'' - from slavery.

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