Jacob Riis: How the Other Half Lives

In 1870, Danish 21-year-old Jacob Riis migrates from his European home to the land of opportunity, the United States, with $40 in his pocket. He came seeking employment as a carpenter. He quickly ran through the small amount of money had, and he eventually ended up jobless on the streets of New York, sleeping in […]

The Crisis of Slavery in America: Timeline

In Government class, we have been studying the years of slavery in America and the time of the Civil War. Many of the events we have studied include the Dred Scott case, the Missouri Compromise, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg & Gettysburg Address, and there are many more significant events we have discussed. […]