Although slavery is viewed by many as an egregious practice, along with many other human rights issues, it led to several important social and political reforms in the United States. The introduction of slaves to the U.S... More »

Slavery started in America in 1619, when a Dutch ship transported the first African slaves to Jamestown, Va. The slaves were brought to work the New World's crops. More »

Slavery in Africa was often the product of conflict and war between tribes. Unlike in America, it was not based on race. Slaves were not able to travel freely in Africa, but they experienced greater freedom within the tr... More »

Martin Luther King Jr. was a driving force behind various civil rights reforms in the United States because he believed in freedom for all people. He received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work. More »

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Outcomes of the Haitian Revolution include Haiti’s independence from France, the abolition of slavery in the nation and a greater recognition of human rights. They also include debate over immigration to the United State... More »

In the United States, women enjoy more equality, work opportunities, higher wages and voting rights now than in past decades. Women traditionally served as homemakers and housewives, having roles confined to bearing and ... More »

The Bolshevik Revolution created several changes and reforms in Russia, but primarily led to a change in governance from a structure of authoritarian rule to one of a socialist system. The Bolshevik Revolution took place... More »