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The Zimmerman Telegram was a telegram sent from Germany to Mexico during World War I. It claimed that if Mexico would be Germany's ally they would be they would regain the territory they lost to the United States in the Mexican-American War after…

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This photograph shows the extent of the youth, gang violence on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Young boys would stick a pin through the end of a stick, and would carry the stick around waiting to pin it into the backs of pedestrians. Although…

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This cartoon by Thomas Nast from a October 1874 Harper's Weekly issue, illustrates the Reconstruction-era violence targeted at black schooling. This kind of terrorist violence typical of the Reconstruction period was rooted in the hierarchical system…

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A photograph of a fob issued by the Masonic Protective Association to Masons in Worcester, County who participated in their mutual insurance program.

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In his address to Congress, Wilson explains that despite the fact that Mexico is testing its strength, the United States must remain neutral. He references the Monroe Doctrine and says that the United States thus has a right to be interested in the…

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In his address to Congress, Wilson finally calls for a declaration of war upon Germany so that the United States would enter the war. Roosevelt was pleased by this request to Congress, but feels that it has come far after it should have. Wilson…

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This is a historical newspaper article, taken from the archives of the Chicago Defender. The article appeared in the January 28, 1939 issue and is an editorial. The article deals with the housing conditions of African Americans in Chicago, especially…

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In this essay by Rev. Boyd, he lays out in an organized and structured piece what exactly the beliefs of the Baptist church are. Because this exhibit examines how the church influenced the black identity, Boyd's work provides insight into how exactly…

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Douglass writes in 1848 in an effort to encourage fellow members of the African American community to devote themselves to their own cause of improvement. Douglass credits those he refers to as "white friends" and their contributions to the…
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