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17th Century Virginian Culture

The Seventeenth century began in 1607 and ended in 1776. This colonial period marked a very significant event in the US with the founding of the first English settlers at Jamestown. The seventeenth century ended with the establishment of the commonwealth of Virginia.  It really made a significant impact of the base of early American culture.  This time period saw the beginning of early colonization and the beginning of mainstream things that are modified and used later. 

During this time period, Virigians were very well rooted in enjoying a nice and lively cultural life. In which, this lively cultural life paved the way for early development of the United States.  The following items in this collection represent the lively culture of the Virginians during the 17th century. The collection touches on the the entertainment culture religion , and personal items that were used during this time period that symbolizes early Virginian culture.

lauryn dunmyer

1812: A Nation Emerges

The War of 1812 was a military conflict that forged America's destiny to emerge as a strong nation. The war lasted less than two years but it was celebrated as the, "second war of independence" from Great Britain.
Linda Muller

1875 Civil Rights Movement

This Collection has some of the minor and major things that had to do with the 1875 Civil Rights Movement. It was big part of the Reconstruction Era, although failed to succeed as an effective "constitutional" law until 1964. So what do you do if your nation just fought and killed off over half a million soldiers of their own and demolished each other as best as they could which almost cause the whole nation to split into two different counties, along side that the President was recently assassinated? Easy. Well you try and fix it. The diverse difference in belief of rights between the union and confederate states made it a difficult adjustment to unite as one nation without more conflict after the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, Vice President Andrew Johnson took over. Although Johnson was a southerner himself and was a racist bastard, he attempted to reconstruct the south and build “equal” AGAIN I SAY EQUAL rights for blacks. By that I mean putting only white people in the “reconstructed” governments. He gave no land to the black people, and lacked on protecting and proceeding their civil right laws. Anyways.. There was obviously a lot of conflict between the two races over land and just straight up discrimination all over the place. In response to this they tried to reconstruct a civil rights act multiple times, which leads me to the Civil Rights Act of 1875.  The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant to protect all citizens and their civil and legal rights, which outlawed segregation by giving everyone equal access to public places. Grant signed it as a federal law. If you did not obey this law, the consequences varied from being put in jail for 30 days or paying a fine of $500-$1000 dollars while being trailed at the Supreme Court. It was an extremely controversial topic. The Southern states did not obeyed by it. When the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was passed was believed to be supported under the 13th and 14th Amendments. (13th Amendment- prohibits slavery, 14th Amendment- all persons born or naturalized in the United States are American including African Americans). Pretty much the law just fell apart over time. It was declared by the Supreme Court unconstitutional in 1883. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was the last attempt of the government to create a successful Civil Rights Movement until the year of 1965. 

Ashley Lazaro

18th & 19th century: Slavery in the American South

Upon arriving in America, families taken from Africa were separated and stripped of their identities. Slaves were now identified as their owner's property and forced to work in extreme conditions. Women took on roles outside of field labor, helping caretake and mother the children of their master's instead of their own. After, the decline of tobacco, the invention of the cotton gin helped to increase the production of cotton, making slaves more valuable to southern colonists. However, in the late 18th century, the abolitionist movement began in the North; this became the start of a divide between the North and South. The North had transitioned industrially and had withdrawn from the institution of slavery while the South continued to thrive and profit from it.

By 1840, Southern slaves were growing most of the world's cotton. However, most if not all slaves hated their living conditions becoming increasingly rebellious by working slowly or escaping North. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 also known as the Compromise of 1850, soon came into effect after slaves began to flee from the South to the North successfully. The law required the government to return fugitive slaves who escaped from their Southern owner's. This legislation further carried the conversation of the morality of slavery. Northern abolitionists continued to fight for the freedom of slaves further increasing animosity with the less progressive South. Shortly after, the Civil War would take place, denouncing the practice of slavery forever. Slavery is an inhumane system that exploited human beings and destroyed their identity.  This exhibit contains images and objects pertaining to this period of slavery in the American South.


1. Dattel, E. R. (2008, June). Cotton and the Civil War . Retrieved from http://mshistorynow.mdah.state...

2. Social Welfare History Project (2011). Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Social Welfare History Project. Retrieved from http://socialwelfare.library.v...

3. Abolitionist Movement. (2009). Retrieved from

Subria Rivers

18th Century Vanity in America

This collection moves through the products and ideas that shaped beauty standards in  18th century America. Vanity was just as important for men and women in the 18th century as it is today. Early Americans were greatly influenced by Europe, whether that be religious ideas, architecture, fashion, alcohol, or weapons. One shared idea was beauty standards. In the 18th century Americas views on luxury goods came directly from England and France especially fashion and cosmetics. I have collected ten images showing the use of beauty products used through out the 18th century. 

Kaila Smith


how's world in 1905 looks like
jackie li

1920's and 1930's Artifacts

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate what I believe are the most important events of the 1920's and 1930's. As I will revel by using artifacts from each decade to represent the importance.

Jenna Bonker

1920's and 1930's Artifacts

Goal of this project is to discover 10 artifacts total of severe importance to the 1920's and the 1930's, 5 from the 20's and 5 from the 30's and for each Artifact describe the importance in a paragraph. 

Connor Woods

1920's Artifacts

The purpose of this collection is to focus on the new perception that the 1920's brought to America. Many women became more independent and fought against societal norms.
sophia gonzalez

1920's Artifacts

The 1920's...a time of fun, women's suffrage, culture, and technological advances. This collection provides significant aspects of the 1920's relating to social activities, new inventions, and evidence of a cultural shift.
Jasmine Kapono

1920's Artifacts

To get artifacts that demonstrate the themes and purposes of the 1920s.
Nav Id

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

To create a symbolic history of the 1920s and 30s, and also to highlight important events from the times.

Robert Carmichael

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

This project is meant to display the standout artifacts of the 20s-30s, and their significance to the time period. 

Emily Duong

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

A collection of 1920s and 1930s artifacts in that illustrate what I believe are the most important points of those two decades. 

Devon Overbey

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The purpose of this project is to learn about the 1920s and the 1930s and to compare them to each other.

April Ginez

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The purpose of this project is to use pictures and artifacts to show how life was in the 1920s and 1930s. The pictures will reflect the 1920s' luxurious ways and the 1930s' Great Depression. 

Danielle Burch

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

Looking for artifacts from 1920-1930s I guess

Sheck Wes

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

Th purpose of this project is to create an idea of how different things from the 20s and 30s shaped the country and society

Mia Wilson

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The purpose of this collection is to display the advancements and changes in America throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

Diego Garrido-Clariana

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The purpose of this collection is to illustrate what I believe had the most impact on the US history during the decades of 1920s and 1930s. Also to demonstrate the importance of those decades.

Brandon Oh

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The 1920s and 1930s was a significant time in the United State's history. During this time, many things changed and evolved from the past such as life styles and the entire social structure. This is a collection on the following items that displayed the true colors of this transitional time period for the US.

Justin Lee

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

Find "artifacts" that people used at that time and learn and explain why they were important and how they were used

Cole Dastrup
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