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Elections

Elections

Websites

Indiana Websites

 

Voting Machine

Thousands of Marion County, Indiana residents voted at this machine between the 1930s and the 1980 election.

Voting Machine 2

During this time, many African Americans struggled to gain the civil rights Caucasian men and women enjoyed. Even though the 15th Amendment granted all American citizens the right to vote regardless of “race, color or previous condition of servitude,” African Americans still struggled for the right to vote particularly in the southern United States. In Indiana, African Americans continued to work for equal rights welcoming two significant federal laws, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voter Rights Act of 1965, helped to ensure African Americans the right to vote. Artifacts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 

See More Elections Artifacts from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Collection

Books about Elections

Election Day Getting Elected Presidential Races Voting
The 15th Amendment Womens Right to Vote

Stories about Elections

Big Nate Mr. Popularity Caste Your Ballot The Ellie McDoodle Diaries Ellie for President I Am a Genius of Unspeakable
The Kid Who Ran for President The Misfits

 

 

 

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U.S. Revolution

U.S. Revolution

Eyewitness Civil War The U.S. Revolution lasted from 1775-1783. It is also called The Revolutionary War or The War for Independence. It was fought between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies. By its end, America was recognized as an independent nation. Famous events of the U.S. Revolution include:

Famous people of The Revolution include:

Websites:


Focus on Indiana

Indiana & the U.S. Revolution:


Books:

The U.S. Revolution Voices of the American Revolution The Signers George Vs/ George
Black Regiments Friends Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Benedict Arnold
Betsy Ross Weapons & Gear of the U.S. Revolution Revolution & Dress The American Revolution
Women Heroes of the United States Revolution Top Secret Files the American Revolution Gingerbread for Liberty Founding Mothers
Cannons Independent Dames Americas Black Founders

Stories:

Jump Ship to Freedom Mr. Revere and I My Brother Sam is Dead Johnny Tremain
Chains Forge Dog Diaries Sweetie Revolution Hanukkah
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U.S. Civil War

U.S. Civil War

Eyewitness Civil War The U.S. Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. It was between the Northern States (the Union) and the Southern States (the Confederacy). Famous events of The Civil War include:

Famous people of The Civil War include:

Websites:

Focus on Indiana

Indiana & the U.S. Civil War:


Non-Fiction Books:

CivilSecretHarriet CivilAZ CivilBrady CivilOutrageous
CivilDressing CivilEyewitness CivilScholastic CivilSpy
CivilSpying CivilJoke CivilSiege CivilAppomattax
CivilVoices CivilGettysberg CivilWouldnt LincolnFreedman

Stories:

CivilRedMoon CivilHomer CivilRedBadge
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Middle Ages

Middle Ages

The Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. This period is known for barbarian invasions, the Plague, Feudalism (a social structure of knights, nobles & peasants), Castles & the Crusades.

Websites

Non-Fiction Books:

You Wouldnt Want to be in a Medieval Dungeon Theres a Rat in my Soup The Miserable Life of Medieval Peasants Stonemason
Lady of the Manor Dont Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth Medieval Life Meieval Castle Adventures Art
Medieval Science Did Castles Have Bathrooms Good Masters Sweet Ladies You Wouldnt Want to be a Medieval Knight
Archers Alchemists etc The Crafts and Culture of a Medieval Town Arts and Crafts Knights and Castles Castles and Knights
Eyewitness Knight Life During Medieval Times Meet the Medievals The Black Death

Fiction Books:

Run Far Run Fast Beowulf a Heros Tale Retold Chaucers Canterbury Tales Whittington
Crispin The Door in the Wall The Executioners Daughter The Midwifes Apprentice
The Ramsay Scallop Brother Hugo and the Bear
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The Great Depression

The Great Depression

The Great Depression is a time in United States history during which there was a large number of people unemployed. A lot businesses failed because people did not have money to buy anything. The Great Depression started when stock market prices began to fall on September 4, 1929 and crashed on October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. The Great Depression lasted through the middle of the 1930s.

The websites and books on this page will help you learn about what life was like during The Great Depression. It was a very hard time but many, many people who lived through it remember it as a time when families and friends helped each other and relied on each other for even basic needs look food and shelter.

Websites:

Non-Fiction Books:

The Great American Dust Bowl The Great Depression Why Did the Great Depression Happen The Great Depression 2
The Great Depression and World War II 1930s Children of the Dust Bowl Migrant Mother
Children of the Great Depression The Great Depression For Kids Welcome to Kits World

Fiction Books:

Letters From Hillside Farm Annie Troubled Times The Great Depression The Carpenters Gift
Moon Over Manifest The Blue Comet Better to Wish My Name is Rachel
The Miners Daughter The Luck of the Buttons Wingwalker

 

Here are some stories about the Great Depression – the characters all live Indiana:
The Dark Didnt Catch Me The Mighty Miss Malone Chig and the Second Spread Christmas After All
Blossoms on the Roof

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