An Overview of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

It outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War. This “act to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution” was signed into law 95 years after the amendment was ratified. In those years, African Americans in the South faced tremendous obstacles to voting, including poll taxes, literacy tests, and other bureaucratic restrictions[…]

A Short History of Voting Rights since the 18th Century

The struggle for equal voting rights dates to the earliest days of U.S. history. Introduction Challenges to voting rights in this country, like the ones we’ve seen recently, are hardly a 21st-century invention. Entrenched groups have long tried to keep the vote out of the hands of the less powerful. Indeed, America began its great democratic[…]

Labor Organization and the Great Railroad Strike of 1877

Labor continued to work to organize into unions to work for better wages and conditions. Introduction The Great Railroad Strike of 1877, sometimes referred to as the Great Upheaval, began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, after the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) cut wages for the third time in a year. This strike finally ended some 69 days[…]

Bacon’s Rebellion: Landless Servants and Slaves Rise Up

The rebellion was later characterized as a precursor to the American War of Independence (1775-1783 CE). Introduction Bacon’s Rebellion (1676 CE) was the first full-scale armed insurrection in Colonial America pitting the landowner Nathaniel Bacon (l. 1647-1676 CE) and his supporters of black and white indentured servants and African slaves against his cousin-by-marriage Governor William[…]

The Best American Showman: How People Had Fun in the 19th Century

Levitation, magicians, gambling, “smart pigs”, acrobatic tricks – the people of the 19th century had a great choice of how to spend their free time. If you read the American newspapers of that time, you can see that the public was offered dizzying and varied entertainment. This industry flourished in response to the great social[…]

5 Ways You Marketed Your Business in the 80s vs. Today

Over the years, marketing has evolved, been re-shaped by trends, and innovated by contemporary technologies to bring about a major transformation. Today, marketing is not only vastly different from how we did it in the 80s, there are essentially different kinds and dimensions to it. Marketing is multi-dimensional today In the 80s, marketing a business[…]

Tips for Dosing Cannabis Edibles for Great Results

Cannabis foods and drinks are becoming quite popular in recent years, and it is for a good reason – marijuana has incredible benefits on your body. However, consuming marijuana can be tricky, especially if you don’t follow the right dosage. Perhaps, you have heard numerous stories about individuals who fatally overdosed cannabis and had adverse[…]