life at the turn of the 20 century

By Austin Agee

Children’s Lives

The dawn of the twentieth century was a time of

great change in the United States, and many of those

changes can be seen in the lives of the nation’s children

how they worked, played, learned, and made sense of

the world

Expanding Public Education

Between 1865 and 1895, states passed laws requiring 12 to 16 weeks of annual education for students ages 8-14, but the curriculum was poor and the teachers were usually not qualified.

Plessy v. Ferguson

it was a supreme court case that let pass laws any race not able to use every restroom, not every public or private institution such as schools, public transportation, and restaurants.


mobbing and killing and hanging people without a legal trial. they would hang people all the time for illegal actions.

wilmington race riots

The Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, also known as the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 or the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898.