Topic: Reform

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Suffragette Parade in Brooklyn

This peaceful demonstration in favor of voting rights for women occurred in Brooklyn, New York, in 1920. Later that year, women’s suffrage became law when Tennessee became the...
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The Congress of Tucuman

In 1816, the Congress of Tucumán, shown here, declared independence from the Spanish Empire. The congress met in what is now Argentina, but it also included delegates from...
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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

In this photograph, a man takes a sledge hammer to the Berlin Wall’s graffiti-filled west side. In 1961, Communist officials built the wall to prevent East Berliners from...
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Thomas Jefferson

Gilbert Stuart, probably the leading portrait painter in the early American republic, produced this image of Jefferson in 1805, when the sixty-two-year-old Virginian was beginning his second term...
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UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

After WWII, the international community created the United Nations as a means to prevent future global conflict and brutalities. This document, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, complements...