THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
The industrial revolution was a period of time where technology took a dramatic turn for the best. Before the industrial revolution there wasn't anyway to deliver packages to mail from once place to another or anyway to successfully make a lightbulb work without it turning off. All of the inventors during the industrial revolution were inspired by someone. Cornelius Vanderbilt someone that made himself into a self made millionaire and in the process of become a self made millionaire he expanded the railroad industry. Also someone who became very wealthy and turned out to be the richest person in the world and even still now is ,John D. Rockefeller. An interesting fact about him is Andrew Carnegie was Rockefellers inspiration. Carnegie led the expansion of the steel industry. ( Information found at history.com)
Why this time period is inspirational?
This time period is inspirational and motivating because it shows that no matter what back ground you come from or how poor you are, you can always rise and be successful with what you want to do as long as you work hard at it and not give up.
Links to Men Who Built America
America is a country that is built off of people who wanted to be something different. People that all wanted the same thing but had different ways of wanting to get to their goal. Whatever goal any American had it was inspired by something that they wanted to improve or change. Throughout history things have changed because someone was inspired by a movement or an era that haven't before them.
The Harlem Renaissance took place between 1917- 1935 and it was a movement that African Americans created. The movement was about African American art, art that was expressed in different ways. The Harlem Renaissance got its name because the movement took place in Harlem, New York; in Harlem was were some African Americans would live after they fleed the South. Harlem originally was a neat place to live but they made it look like home. Many talented blacks were noticed and birthed from that very town. Like Langston Hughes and Claude McKay, Countee Cullen and Arna Bontemps, Zora Neale Hurston and Jean Toomer, Walter White and James Weldon Johnson. Langston Hughes was known for his short stories and poems. Thanks to the Harlem Renaissance blues and jazz became popular and showcase something new to the Americans. Not only did Langston Hughes change the way African American culture was being viewed but there were also people like Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday that shifted black culture.
The Civil Rights Movement
The civil rights movement was a movement that was about African Americans fighting for their freedom. America at the time was segregated. They would claim it to be separate but equal but it truly wasn't like that. Life back then was hard for blacks. The police wouldn't defend them and the KKK hated blacks. There were many police officers that were apart of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). The KKK is a group of men mainly whites that don't like American American people.
The Civil Rights movement was pursued by black activitist that promoted non-violence to spread peace and get equality. Some of the leaders in the movement were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, the Freedom Riders, and many others.
To protest for peace there would be many boycotts in the South. They would boycott riding the buses because blacks weren't allowed to sit in the front of the bus. Rosa Parks is one of the most famous bus boycotters. She sat in the front of the bus and a white man wanted to sit where she was. There was no room in the back and the bus driver continuously told her to move and give up her seat but she just sat there until a police officer came and moved her. For weeks blacks wouldn't get on the bus and they would get rides from black taxi drivers, get rides from friends, or walk to get wherever they needed to be.