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    as it was for immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th Century The inauguration of the Statue of LIberty took place on Thursday October 23 1886 The day started with a military naval and civil parade in New York City After the parade a signal was given for steamers in the bay to move in a particular and pre calculated order towards the Three Vessels Arrive with Railroad Iron for Wilmington and Weldon RR Co Date s January 6 1886 Location NEW HANOVER North Carolina Tag s Urban Life Boosterism Three vessels arrived in the Wilmington port with cargoes of railroad iron for the Wilmington Weldon R R Co to build the line from Wilson to Fayetteville known as the Short cut Track had already been laid from Contentnea Creek to Smithfield in Johnston County and the work of laying the iron resumed with the cargo in port They built iron bridges across Cape Fear and the Neusse River At the Labor Disputes and Modernization in Newberry County South Carolina Date s February 22 1886 to February 23 1886 Location NEWBERRY South Carolina Tag s Agriculture Economy On the 22 of February 1886 the Newberry County Club of Farmers met to debate the issue of labor President R T C Hunter oversaw the meeting as Mr J C S Brown discussed the necessary control of labor he laid stress on the fact that no matter the situation whether it was the tenant the cropper or the hiring system the farmer was conned out of the most profit As the President called for Methodist Episcopal Church South Conference Date s March 14 1886 to March 16 1886 Location AUGUSTA Virginia Tag s Church Religious Activity War During mid March 1886 The Methodist Episcopal Church South hosted their conference in Staunton

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    in June 1885 Woods an attorney from Charlottesville was appointed and was in sympathy with the political tenets of the majority of the board and recommended by some of the professors Now he was worried The Education of African Americans After the Civil War Date s 1886 Location Tag s African Americans Economy Education Health Death Law Politics Race Relations Our crops are poor on account of too much wet

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    occupy and possess all federal property This was message to all of the Southern states The new Southern Confederacy was set on creating its own government and its own constitution According to The Baltimore Sun it will be the policy of the new government to preserve the status quo of affairs until the 4th of March when the inauguration of Lincoln will enable him to indicate the course his administration will pursue towards the Southern Confederacy The Southern Confederacy was not willing to wait around to see what policies Lincoln was going to put in place Representatives of the Southern states sat down and created a constitution The constitution they created was similar to the original Constitution of the United States but had a few major changes The constitution adopted by the South was considered temporary and provisional Delegates to the Southern Congress in Montgomery said we hope the permanent government will be made and established speedily and without reference to anything going on outside of the confederate states The Southern Confederacy did wish to split from the Union peacefully One of the first acts of the new government would be to send a commission to Washington to deal with

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    District of Columbia Tag s Veterans American Revolution Civil War Abraham Lincoln During the years of his term in office President Lincoln read two letters that were to remind him of how our nation was forged Abraham Lincoln like most other presidents received letters giving him praise and thanks for all the work he had done Abraham Lincoln also received mail detailing news from the battle front and giving support from the home front Two of those letters focused more David Watson Prepares for Battle Date s December 1860 to January 1861 Location LOUISA Virginia Tag s Economy Government War From December 1860 to January 1861 David Watson of Louisa County Virginia wrote a series of letters back home to his mother Watson enlisted in the Virginia militia and was writing from several locations including Charleston South Carolina at Fort Sumter Built after the War of 1812 as one of a series of fortifications linking the southeastern coast Fort Sumter fell on April 13 1861 to Confederate Encouraging the Troops Date s March 1 1861 Location WAKE North Carolina Tag s Arts Leisure War Support and encouragement of the Confederate troops in the Civil War took many different forms including letters in newspapers poetry and songs At the beginning of the war it was important to build up the troops for their initial engagements with the Union Army expressed by supporters as the need to wake from a dream like state In the song North Carolina A Call to Arms the author Confederate Congress adopts a constitution Date s March 11 1861 Location MONTGOMERY Alabama Tag s Race Relations Slavery The Confederate Constitution was adopted by the Confederacy in opposition to the Union and the United States Constitution The prominent differences between the two were that the Confederate Constitution sought

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    Freehling none of Lincoln s 26 375 southern votes came from the Lower South and only 1887 from the Middle South all in extreme northwestern Virginia Lincoln kept quiet between the time of his election and the delivery of his inaugural My God trumps your Great Spirit Date s January 1 1869 to January 1 1877 Location Tag s Church Religious Activity Native Americans Pagan religion and practice has always

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    it may be the country too Not surprisingly McDonald was the editor of a Democratic journal in Lynchburg Virginia He conveyed his deep desire to have President Cleveland attend the Lynchburg Fair in October in order to rescue Virginia from falling into the hands of the Mahoneites and out of the hands of the Democrats McDonald continued on in his letter to list the various means by which the President could arrive in Lynchburg and depart in a timely manner He even stated that he could easily extend the date of the Fair so as to accommodate Cleveland s schedule He signed his letter your friend and obedient servant McDonald s request came during the decline of Virginia s Readjuster Movement led by William Mahone The movement aimed to lower state debt by enacting liberal reforms including broadening education opportunities for black citizens Gaining the nickname the party of the Negro the Readjuster Movement won a degree of support in the early 1880s for its financial policies Additionally Mahone sought alliances with Republican officeholders in order to gain more political salience Pleas like that of McDonald arose therefore out of Democrats fear of Republican and Readjuster control of state and even national politics The Readjuster political platform opposed Conservatism which in Virginia was not only a political party it was also a social code and a state of mind which bound the whites to united and temperate action according to author Charles Chilton Pearson Although Mahoneism and the Readjuster Movement were on the decline when McDonald wrote his letter they still threatened the Conservative ideals of the Democratic Party They also threatened to upset the tenuous racial balance in the state In the 1883 Danville Riot a street fight broke out between blacks and whites over a school board issue

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    communities of Fairview Township in Greenville County increased drastically due to the revelation of secret night time meetings amongst the black societies The Enterprise and Mountaineer initially talked to the white population of Fairview and it was revealed how the African American community was holding secret meetings at varying locations according Shoot out in Kentucky Date s July 2 1887 Location ROWAN Kentucky Tag s Government Law In 1887 a long standing feud between the Tolliver family and the Martin family came to a bloody end in Rowan County Kentucky The feud began after the 1884 election when Cook Humphrey defeated Sam Goodson for the position of sheriff John Day and Floyd Tolliver were accused of beating John Martin with a club after words were exchanged over the election of Humphrey This incident was the beginning Journey to Work Walter B Simpson Date s October 12 1887 Location ORANGE Florida Tag s Work Florida Winter Park On October 12 1887 Walter B Simpson and fellow Hannibal Square resident Frank R Israel were elected as Winter Park Aldermen They were the first black men to have ever been elected into any type of political office in Winter Park at that time This vote came during a tumultuous time when Hannibal Square was taken out of the Winter Park boundaries and during this 1887 election was once again reincorporated The Education of African Americans After the Civil War Date s 1886 Location ALBEMARLE Virginia Tag s African Americans Economy Education Health Death Law Politics Race Relations Our crops are poor on account of too much wet in the summer which prevented us from working with them John McClure a resident of Albemarle County wrote to his aunt and uncle He went on to explain that with what little crops we have to

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    who poured forth their life blood on Virginia s soil and do not abandon them now Wade Hampton gushed in Staunton Virginia on July 26 1880 Hampton a former Confederate general was playing on Southern sentiments to urge Virginia to back Democratic A Fear of Mahoneism Date s August 22 1887 Location Tag s African Americans Education Government Politics Race Relations If you knew as we do the horror of

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