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In teaching the era of progressive reforms, it is hard to resist the temptation to focus on the two progressive presidents. Theodore...
Almost a thousand years ago, American Indians built a city along the Mississippi River in the middle of North America. Called Cahokia by archaeologists, ten thousand indigenous citizens once called it home. For a time, Cahokia was the center of ancient society in North America, and its people changed the course of human history.
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The Republican Party held its first meeting, in Ripon, Wisconsin.
Glossary Term – Person
Dred Scott (1795–1858) was a Missouri slave who sued for his freedom in 1846. While the slave of an Army surgeon, Scott had lived in the free state of Illinois and the free territory of Wisconsin. Scott claimed that his residence on free soil had erased his slave status. In 1850 a Missouri court gave Scott his freedom, but two years later the Missouri supreme court reversed this decision and returned Scott to slavery. He appealed to the US Supreme Court, which ruled against him in 1857. After the decision, Scott's owner freed him and Scott...