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New Deal Legislation
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
Granted emergency loans to banks, life insurance companies, and railroads
President Lyndon Johnson announced his Great Society program during his State of the Union address in 1964. He outlined a series of domestic programs that he promised would eliminate poverty and inequality in the United States. By the end of Johnson’s term, Congress had implemented 226 of 252 his legislative requests.Year Legislation What is provided ...
Myth: Slavery is a product of capitalism.Fact: Slavery is older than the first human records.Myth: Slavery is a product of Western civilization.Fact: Slavery is virtually a universal institution.Myth: Slavery in the non-Western world was a mild, benign, and non-economic institution.Fact: Slaves were always subject to torture, sexual exploitation, and arbitrary...
General Assembly determines “Negro women’s children to serve according to the condition of the mother.”1667
General Assembly passes “An act declaring the baptisme of slaves doth not exempt them from bondage.”1669
Virginia passes an act regarding the casual killing of slaves: “If any slave resist his master (or other by his master’s order correcting him) and by the extremity of the correction should chance to die, that his death shall not be accompted felony.”1670
National Expansion Free States Slave States Connecticut Delaware Massachusetts Georgia ...
Legislation Compromise of 1820 Admitted Maine to the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in all other parts of the Louisiana...