This hurricane killed about 40 people in New York City and most of the deaths were in Staten Island. Hurricane Sandy also caused major flooding in many places like Long Island, Staten Island and lower part of Manhattan. A lot of Con Edison trucks are trying to fix the power shortages and also remove many trees that had fallen. Many bridges were also closed and so many people couldn’t get to work.
There were a good number of labor unions during the late 19th century and they all seemed to have different needs. This disunity within the labor movement was extremely detrimental and is without a doubt one of the reasons why organized labor was not successful in improving the position of workers. Discrimination based on race or gender within labor unions fueled much of the disunity in the labor movement of the late 1800’s. Almost every major labor union in the US during this time discriminated against some group. The Molly Maguires, AFL, American Railway Union, and National Labor Union all refused to grant membership regardless of race, gender or skill level.
In 1968, Orangeburg experienced something very traumatic, a massacre. In this tragic event three college students were killed and 28 students injured both emotionally and physically. For some reason, the massacre was excluded from history, never to be brought up, but those who experienced this horrific event have shared their experience with the next generation. This event was the worst incident of violence in the state of South Carolina. It all began with two hundred students who gathered on February 6 to protest the segregation of the All Star Bowling alley, the city’s only bowling alley.
There were many problems African Americans were facing before the New Deal became an instrument in the saving of the United States economy. Because of the Depression, African Americans workers were pushed out of jobs, favoring White workers. Because Blacks were last hired and first fired, it made it easier for them to lose their jobs at faster rates. The near subjugation of the tenant farming system destroyed many work opportunities for blacks to have any work because many black agricultural workers did not have other job skills, they were highly unlikely to get employment elsewhere. Many black farmers could not obtain contracts for their crops.
The genocide in Darfur has claimed 400,000 lives and displaced over 2,500,000 people in camps. Also 3.5 million people are now considered hungry. More than one hundred people continue to die each day; five thousand die every month. The Sudanese government disputes these estimates and denies any connection with the Janjaweed militia. It is assumed that the hundreds of rapes reported and treated are not even close to the actual number committed, as victims of rape in Darfur are often too scared or too ashamed to seek help.
Black students’ schools buildings were not beautiful as if buildings of White students’ schools. They were very poor constructions and repairs. In addition, the nonsense segregation in education caused distinctions of curriculums between white and blacks schools. The Topeka curriculum or any school curriculum could not be equal under segregation. Students were not getting good education because of different and deficient curriculums.
It involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard, who fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others. Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia, which President Richard Nixon announced on television April 30, 1970. Other students who were shot had just been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance. There was an emotional national response to the shootings. For example, hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students.
Career project reflection Well to start off for this semester I have been helping my dad rebuild a 1970 chevelle. During this project I have learned many things about myself and what it is I would like to do after high school. This project not only helped me as an individual but it also helped my relationship with my dad. My dad and I were close don’t get me wrong but this project made us even closer. I chose to do this for my project because I love cars and I love seeing how they work and to be able to say I built that car is a great accomplishment.
The Draft Affects All Over 58,000 U.S. military personnel died in the Vietnam War. 17,725 of the combat deaths were draftees (“Vietnam” 2). The aftermath of the war left thousands of American citizens homeless, jobless, and without family members. In 1975, an abundant number of citizens protested that the draft was unethical, which eventually led to the removal of the draft. This topic has become important because of our position in the The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War.
Before Jim Crow, black people were receiving more rights then they had ever had in America. Jim Crow seemed to only be a setback for blacks. One damaging effect that Jim Crow had on the community was that it had a detrimental effect on the education of children, especially of those who lived in the south. The government completely neglected the educational needs of black children. Black schools consisted of poorly trained teachers, lack of supplies, and poorly constructed schools.