Have a question? Need assistance? Use our online form to ask a librarian for help. On Monday, March 3, , clad in a white cape astride a white horse, lawyer Inez Milholland led the great woman suffrage parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation's capital. Behind her stretched a long line with nine bands, four mounted brigades, three heralds, about twenty-four floats, and more than 5, marchers.
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The United States of America U. It consists of 50 states , a federal district , five major unincorporated territories , Indian reservations , and some minor possessions. The national capital is Washington, D. Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12, years ago , and European colonization began in the 16th century. Disputes over taxation and political representation with Great Britain led to the American Revolutionary War — , which established independence. In the late 18th century, the U. Slavery was legal in the southern United States until the second half of the 19th century when the American Civil War led to its abolition.
Library of Congress. Please click here to improve this chapter. Led by the enslaved man Gabriel, close to one thousand enslaved men planned to end slavery in Virginia by attacking Richmond in late August
Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel slavery , primarily of Africans and African Americans , that existed in the United States of America from its founding in until the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in Slavery was established throughout European colonization in the Americas. From early colonial days , it was practiced in Britain's colonies , including the Thirteen Colonies which formed the United States. Under the law, an enslaved person was treated as property and could be bought, sold, or given away.