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Brown vs. The Board of Education

Brown vs. The Board of Education

Hey everyone! AwesomeEwok here and welcome back to Today In History. And today for Today In History I will be talking about Brown vs. The Board of Education. In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. This historic decision, which brought an end to racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin. In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that “separate but equal” accommodations in railroad cars conformed to the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. That ruling was used to justify segregating all public facilities, including elementary schools. However, in the case of Linda Brown, the white school she attempted to attend was far superior to her black alternative and miles closer to her home. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up Linda’s cause, and in 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka reached the Supreme Court. African American lawyer (and future Supreme Court justice) Thurgood Marshall led Brown’s legal team, and on May 17, 1954, the high court handed down its decision. In an opinion written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the nation’s highest court ruled that not only was the “separate but equal” doctrine unconstitutional in Linda’s case, it was unconstitutional in all cases because educational segregation stamped an inherent badge of inferiority on African American students. The Brown v. Board of Education decision served to greatly motivate the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and ultimately led to the abolishment of racial segregation in all public facilities and accommodations. Well that’s all for Today In History, I’m AwesomeEwok and remember to yub nub on.

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Lego City Undercover

Hey everyone! AwesomeEwok here and today I’m gonna tell you about Lego City Undercover. This game is about a police officer named Chase McCain and his mission to hunt down the notorious criminal, Rex Fury. This open-world Lego adventure allows fans and newcomers to explore the sprawling metropolis that is Lego City, with more than 20 unique districts to investigate, filled with car thieves to bust, vehicles to navigate, mischievous aliens to capture, and hundreds of collectibles. Some features of the game are the unique outfits that you can use, each outfit has it’s own skill’s and abilities. Also you can drive over one hundred vehicles on the streets of Lego City. Also you can explore the entire area of Lego City. All of these features form the awesome open world adventure of Lego City Undercover. This game is really awesome and it looks amazing to play. Well that’s all the time I have for today, I’m AwesomeEwok and remember to yub nub on.

 

 

The NASA Apollo Saturn V

Hey everyone! AwesomeEwok here and today I’m gonna tell you about the NASA Apollo Saturn V. This set looks super cool! It also has lots of amazing features, like it detaches in three stages, it contains the Lunar Lander and Lunar Orbiter, it also has three micro figures that are astronauts. This set is super cool and it is also based off the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon and return to earth. It was 363 feet tall and 33 feet in diameter, it was as taller than the statue of liberty. This set is 39 inches high and 6 inches in diameter. This set has a collection of very unique pieces that form this magnificent spacecraft. It is an awesome Lego set and it looks really cool to have. Well that’s all the time I have for today, I’m AwesomeEwok and remember to yub nub on!

Apollo
THIS IS ONE SMALL STEP FOR LEGO AND ONE GIANT LEAP FOR BRICK KIND

The Transcontinental Railroad

Hey everyone! This is AwesomeEwok and today I’m gonna tell you about the Transcontinental Railroad. On this day in 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads met in Promontory, Utah, and drove a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. Since 1832, both Eastern and frontier statesmen realized a need to connect the two coasts. It was not until 1853, though, that Congress appropriated funds to survey several routes for the transcontinental railroad. The actual building of the railroad would have to wait even longer, as North-South tensions prevented Congress from reaching an agreement on where the line would begin. One year into the Civil War, a Republican-controlled Congress passed the Pacific Railroad Act, guaranteeing public land grants and loans to the two railroads it chose to build the transcontinental line, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific. With these in hand, the railroads began work in 1866 from Omaha and Sacramento, forging a northern route across the country. In their eagerness for land, the two lines built right past each other, and the final meeting place had to be renegotiated. Harsh winters, staggering summer heat, Indian raids and the lawless, rough-and-tumble conditions of newly settled western towns were many problems that made the Union Pacific workers miserable. After all the adversity they suffered, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific workers were able to finish the railroad laying nearly 2,000 miles of track by 1869, ahead of schedule and under budget. Their work had a immediate impact. The years following the construction of the railway were years of rapid growth and expansion of the United States. Well that’s all the time I have for today I’m AwesomeEwok and remember to yub nub on.

Moby Dick

Hey everyone! AwesomeEwok here and today I’m gonna tell you about the Novel, Moby Dick. This book is about a man named Ishmael and his adventure on the Pequod. At the start of the book Ishmael decided that he wanted to hunt whales on the open sea. Ishmael starts his journey at New Bedford, Massachusetts. He then meets a harpooner named QueeQueg. Soon they travel to Nantucket where they join the crew of the Pequod. They then began their hunt for whales. Soon they meet the mysterious captain Ahab and learn that a white whale ate his right leg. After a few days of catching whales, captain Ahab tells the crew to be on the lookout for a white whale, and if they found it go after it immediately. Soon they pass many ships that warn Ahab not to chase the white whale. But Ahab refuses to give up his search. Finally the Pequod finds the white whale and chase it for three days. Then Ahab meets his fate. And the white whale destroys the Pequod. And the only survivor was Ishmael. Soon Ishmael was found by a whaling ship and he never saw the white whale again. Well that’s all the time for today I’m AwesomeEwok and remember to yup nub on.

Happy May The 4th!

Hey everyone! AwesomeEwok here and happy May the 4th. And today I’m gonna tell you about what Lego has in store for May the 4th. From May 4th trough May 7th, Lego has sales on selected Lego Star Wars sets. But that’s not all, when you purchase a $50 Lego Star Wars set you get a free R2-D2 set. Also you get a free stormtrooper minifigure and a Force Awakens poster. And this year they have some great sets, like the Duel On Naboo, the Rebel U-Wing Fighter, Poe’s X-Wing Fighter, and many more. This year’s May the 4th was awesome! Well I’m AwesomeEwok and remember to yub nub on.

Frankenstein

Hey everyone! AwesomeEwok here and today I’m gonna tell you about the story Frankenstein. Frankenstein is about this rich scientist named, Victor Frankenstein. Victor does what no man has done before. He creates a living monster out of dead human body parts. After he created it, it disappears from his laboratory. After it disappears, Victor recieves a letter from his father telling him that his younger brother has been murdered. Victor returns home and figures out that his monster has killed his brother. So Victor begins a search in the mountains for his monster. He finds it and it tells him about what happened after it left the laboratory. Then the monster demands that Victor creates a female monster so it won’t be alone. Victor agrees and travels to England to begin his horrible work. When Victor was in England he was acompined by his best friend. Little did Victor know that the monster was following him. When Victor was almost finished with his creation he started thinking if he was doing the right thing. What if this monster would attack humans, then he noticed that his monster was out side the window. He then tore the new monster to pieces. Then the monster vowed that he would make Victor Frankenstein suffer. So the monster started killing everyone Victor loved, Starting with his best friend. Then the monster killed Victor’s brother and then his wife. Finally Victor seeked revenge against the monster. He followed it up to the north pole where he met some explorers. then Victor died of fatigue and sorrow and the monster said he would kill himself now that his creator is dead. And with that the monster jumped off the explorer’s ship.