This Day in History

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Thirteenth Amendment | Zinn Education Project

Dec. 18, 1865: Ratification of 13th Amendment

Secretary of State William H. Seward declared the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution to have been adopted.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Bill of Rights

Dec. 15, 1791: Bill of Rights Ratified

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the United States Bill of Rights, were ratified.
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class
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Dec. 10, 1898: Treaty of Paris

The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Spanish-American War. None of the countries that had fought for decades for their freedom were represented at signing of the treaty.
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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The Vicksburg Massacre | Zinn Education Project

Dec. 7, 1874: Vicksburg Massacre

Whites attacked and killed many Black citizens who had organized for a Black sheriff to remain in office during the Vicksburg Massacre.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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