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The world’s population is roughly at 1.7 billion at the turn of the 20th Century. The US in their minds deems the Hawaiian Islands to be a US Territory; while passing the Platt Amendment in 1901, which declares the right of the US to intervene militarily in Cuban affairs. Cuba subsequently becomes a United States protectorate, protecting Cuba from others while supposedly allowing them to remain a sovereign power. The third American President is assassinated: President William McKinley dies eight days after being shot by Leon Czolgosz, whom McKinley calls a “poor misguided fellow.” Forty-eight US soldiers are killed during a surprise attack by anti-US forces in the Philippines. Racial violence increases in the South after southern whites become angry when President Theodore Roosevelt invites African American leader, Booker T. Washington into the White House. The legal use of cocaine as a dandruff cure becomes an ad in the Washington DC “Evening Times” in 1902. Britain and the US settle their political differences. May 20, 1902 becomes Cuba’s Independence Day as the United States recognizes it as a republic independent of Spain; almost a year later, in 1903, Cuba and the United States sign the Cuban- American Treaty which allows the US to lease Guantánamo Bay. British rule, wanting to expand its control and dominance in Africa, takes over the Fulani Empire, a Muslim theocracy in the Western Sudan. The United States signs The Hay-Buna-Varilla Treaty with Panama which gave them exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.

 

By 1904, the Germans are machine-gunning the Herero people in their South-West African colonies, poisoning their wells and driving them into the Omaheke desert to die. In 1905, in the US, the San Francisco School Board announced a policy to relocate Japanese students to the city’s one school for Asians so that their children (whites) would not be placed in any position where their youthful impressions would be affected by association with pupils of the Mongolian race. The Pentecostal Movement of 1906 begins in Los Angeles in the African American community with the Azusa Street Revival led by African American preacher, William J. Seymour; nine days later on April 18, an earthquake strikes San Francisco of a 7.8 magnitude, causing a fire that destroyed 80% of the city and killing 3,000 people. Jack Johnson becomes the first black heavyweight boxing champion on December 26th in 1908, defeating Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. In 1909 President Taft approves a proposal that would become a bill legalizing a Federal income tax in the US. Former President Teddy Roosevelt arrives in British controlled Kenya for a jolly good time of shooting animals. On September 16th, 20 year old Adolf Hitler finds himself homeless for several months in Vienna, an experience that would make him more intense. An ordinance restraining freedom of speech in Spokane, Washington is repealed after more than 500 people are arrested in violation of the ordinance for “speaking” on the city’s streets.

 

A Los Angeles federal judge rules that Arabs and other Middle Easterners were of the white race, overturning a ruling by immigration authorities that Arabs were Asiatics to be barred under a law against the naturalization of Mongolians. In 1910, the practice of locking workers inside during business hours was upheld during a strike of New York female garment workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company; later, after 70,000 workers took to the picket-line, workers were allowed to have a union and a guaranteed 50-hour work week. Race riots ensued across the US after African American boxer Jack Johnson defeats white American boxer James J. Jeffries in a heavyweight match. By the end of 1910, a form of pneumonia plague spreads through Manchuria (Northeast Asia,) into the early Spring, killing more than 40,000. In early 1911, 146 female garment workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York die in a factory fire because management locked the doors to stairwells and exits during business hours. European Italians resort to aerial bombing as a tactic in an attempt to establish control over Libya, Africa. A total of 1,517 die in the Spring of 1912 when the Titanic strikes an iceberg in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The state of California passes a law in 1913 restricting Japanese immigrants from owning land in the state of California; Governor Hiram Johnson is quoted as saying: “We have prevented the Japanese from driving the root of their civilization deep into California soil;” two days later: the US puts a limit on Japanese immigration and excludes them from acquiring citizenship. US Admiral Bradley Fiske warns that a war with Japan is “not only possible, but even probable,” after the Japanese express anger and feelings of being slapped in the face by whites who believe themselves to be superior to Japanese. In South Africa, white parliament passes a similar law forbidding Blacks from owning or buying land from whites. In 1914, The Wall Street Journal describes a move of Henry Ford as “blatant immorality and a misapplication of ‘Biblical principle’” when Ford increases the minimum wage of his workers to $5 an hour. The second Sunday in May is proclaimed to be Mother’s Day by Congress and US President Wilson. World War I, The Great War begins on July 28th. In August, Japan declares war on Germany, and by November Germany’s colonial troops at Qingdao surrenders to Japan. The US rejects a proposal in 1915 to give women the right to vote, even though four states already allowed women the right to vote. Babe Ruth, an African American baseball player hits his first career home run. Henry Ford accuses the German Jewish bankers of causing the Great War.

 

To be Continued…

Coming: Japhetic History – The 20th Century Part 2

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In 1850, US Congress passes a Fugitive Slave Act mandating government support for the capture of escaped slaves. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is published in 1852 and the South makes owning a copy illegal, says the novel is exaggeration. The British makes a profit by selling and introducing opium into the lower Burma culture. In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in Japan with 967 men, attempting to intimidate the Japanese into opening their ports and trading with The United States. An epidemic of cholera breaks out in London after scientist John Snow makes a claim that cholera is carried in the water and food, making it possible to ingest the bacteria; samples of the water from the infected area were tested and found under a microscope to be contaminated. The City of Chicago in 1855 is the first in The United States to adopt a plan for the first comprehensive city sewer. In 1857 The Supreme Court of The United States, in the case of Dred Scott vs. Sanford (the lawsuit of a slave suing for his freedom,) rules that African-Americans, free or slave, are not citizens and have no recourse in federal courts. John Brown is hanged in 1859 after creating an armed rising to begin a war for the liberation of all slaves in The United States.

 

Jews are allowed for the first time to vote in Britain in 1860. Abraham Lincoln becomes the second President of The United States in 1861, and The American Civil War begins. The South creates a panic and threatens secession in fear of Lincoln’s possible interference with the institution of slavery, even though he reassures the South that he would not interfere, directly or indirectly. The population of whales begins a downward decline as whale oil becomes the primary fuel for lighting lamps, giving way to the popularity of oil wells as an alternative fuel source. German workers in a mirror factory are discovered to be the victims of mercury poisoning after losing all of their teeth, while children in Britain working in non-textile factories are found to be the victims of occupational diseases. In 1862, the Lakota Sioux Indians massacre 1,000 people on the Minnesota frontier after miners began invading the Rocky Mountains and the plains; one year later, 38 Lakota Sioux are hanged before angry whites in Mankato, Minnesota. The Second Confiscation Act of 1862 gave Southern Confederate supporters 60 days to surrender or face confiscation of land and slaves. The Executive Order of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation becomes law in 10 states in 1863, freeing roughly 4 million slaves and under a “freedmen” status, allowing them to enroll into paid service of The United States forces to fight against their former slave owners. As a result of the Civil War in America, Russia is cut off from its primary source of Cotton, who subsequently sends its military into Central Asia (where sparsely underdeveloped tribal Muslims reside) to confiscate their Cotton.

 

In 1865, white miners invade Colorado Territory, dislocating Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, causing a Cheyenne-Arapaho war against whites that resulted in a massacre of Indians which included women and children. The American Civil War ends, General Robert E. Lee surrenders and the Northern Union wins; President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated. The Winnebago Indians are removed from Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota and placed on a reservation in Nebraska. The first plantation workers of 600pl from China and Japan arrive in the Hawaiian Islands in 1866. The Russian government of Tsar Alexander II sells Alaska to The United States in 1867. An army including a black militia is sent to the South by a Republican majority Congress to enforce the law of The Reconstruction Act after Congress overrides President Andrew Jackson’s veto; laws that would provide for a more efficient government of the Confederate Rebel States of the South after The American Civil War. Five all-black colleges are founded in the US: Howard University in Washington D.C., Morgan State College in Maryland, Talladega College in Alabama, St. Augustine’s College and Johnson C. Smith College in North Carolina. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified in 1868, overturning the Dred Scott case and granting to all persons (including African-Americans) born or naturalized in The United States the right of citizenship and equal protection under the law; however, Civil rights are not extended to Indians or anyone who has held office in the Confederacy. Indian Chief Black Kettle, his family and followers of the Cheyenne tribe are slaughtered by George Custer on the Washita river within borders of the Cheyenne reservation in western Oklahoma.

 

1870, Diamond deposits are discovered in southern Africa in Griqualand that attract Diamond diggers from Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas. By 1872 all former Confederate States have returned to the Union, and An Amnesty Act restores the vote to those whites in the South who had been denied it. In 1875, gold is discovered in an area that the US government promised would be the Sioux forever: the Black Hills of South Dakota. The former Confederate States resume their bigotry, once restored to the Union, and in 1876, through the popularity of the conservative party, establishes a “redeemed” government that limits black votes by complicating ballot boxes, instituting literacy tests and poll taxes. The Sioux and Cheyenne warriors annihilate Lieutenant George Custer and 210 of his Seventh Cavalry at Little Big Horn. Colonel Nelson Miles defeats the Sioux and Cheyenne, the Crow and Blackfeet Indians are ejected from their reservation, holdings of the Ute Indians are confiscated and whites invade territory that was promised to the peaceful Nez Perce Indians in 1877. While the US economy takes a nose dive, 3 million men become unemployed; in San Francisco, white men are bitter over the wealthy hiring Chinese and the popular slogan is invented: “The Chinese must go.” The largest native South African people of the Bantu tribe, the Zulu, defeats the British, killing 800 after the British tried to order King Cetshwayo to disband his army of 6 thousand strong in 1878. An epidemic of the Yellow Fever begins in 1879 in New Orleans.

 

To be Continued…

Coming: Japhetic History – The 19th Century Part 3

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