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With silent lips.
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” 🗽🔥💥

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LIT AF history notes


sorry i didnt mean to scare you like that, but anyway…

i was looking through my history notes for our final exam tomorrow and i came across these notes my friend and I took in like january or something.  we must have been in a weird mood that day because some of these dont make any fucking sense.  

so these were my friends history lecture notes and they are pretty funny once I was looking through them.  they still make sense and you can still learn shit from them.  

  • Southerners were T R I G G E R E D by lincoln
  • Women only wanted to marry soldiers lol u better go die for ur gurl cuz they think it’s hot 110% worth it
  • Lotta death lol
  • There were struggles at home for women as well #DontGoBackToTheKitchen
  • The south picked up native americans to join them lol savages
  • 600 thousand died during the civil war poor things
  • The south is at a disadvantage due to their lack of food, grow cotton (ha losers) 
  • England gave up cuz they sick of war (they salty cuz they want their tea back <3)
  • England abandoned the south after they found out they were supporting pro slaves lol they savages
  • The south calls it the “war between the states” this T R I G G E R E D many because it make us a bunch of states and not the LIT AF country we are
  • Some soldiers were as young as 14 yr olds lol who thought that was a good idea
  • everyone’s T R I G G E R E D
  • people are buying their way out of the draft haha rich savages
  • everybody’s dying lol
  • the draft isn’t fair lol
  • many northerners disliked the emancipation proclamation and some believed the south had the right to secede-those savages were called copperheads
  • deserting= bad (different than dessert, dessert is delicious)
  • wealthy people thot they were too good for war and just didnt
  • at least 400 female savages pretended to be men so they could fight in the war
  • nursing was not a respectable job for southern women, but those savages did it anyway
  • Confederate friends were bound to fail

then theres my lecture notes which make no fucking sense (which was why I borrowed my friend’s in the first place our final is tomorrow)

  • Go to war to get the chicx
  • Confederate friends were bound to fail
  • South half and most slaves
  • George b mcgloin??
  • Oh, freedom
  • Z ”white-man’s”war
  • Blacks cheering lincoln
  • First regiment was black soldiers
  • Prices so high
  • Ppl not eat=starve
  • JJ davies came to save the girls
  • not males took over the roles of the males on the farms and plantations
  • Some served as soldiers and spies
  • 400 did same and pulled an eponine
  • Robelle in pennsylvania
  • Gettysburg to steal shoes from confederates
  • bad elvesUlysses Grant as union controlled half a million soldiers
  • Confederate retreated, WHO HAD WON?!?
  • Gettysburg address- few minutes, but remembered FOR forever
  • Ulysses Grant as union controlled half a million soldiers
  • Wilderness campaign
  • Goes with lee anywhere
  • <3
  • Let the south know that they will move anywhere, and WILL DESTROY YOU
  • Lincoln was SHOT by john walks in the booth
  • Didja do it johnny didja do it
  • total war 
  • Sherman also
  • Bring everyone right to the bottom

important people we needed to know

  • henry clay- architect of the missouri compromise, compromise of 1850, aka the great compromiser/thelegend27
  • harriet beecher stowe- wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, “fite me with a pen” is her most famous quote; thelegend27 2.0, very famous, even in europe
  • john brown- religious man and strong abolitionIst, believes it is his responsibility to end slavery cuz he’s a friggin legend; will get his point across no matter what you say will kill with his gun; failed and was killed, died a legend’s death (hanged), aka enjolras <3
  • stephen douglas- come from illinois, both come from senate, enemy of lincoln. both date the same women whom lincoln later marries, both run for president and lincoln wins, architect of kansas-nebraska act; aka grantaire <3
  • abraham lincoln- you already know who this is 
  • robert e lee- colonel in confederate army; very OP southerner
  • dred scott- black slave who filed an illegal court case and lost

other vocab and events:

  • Compromise of 1850- Mexican Cession, gave the US California (free state), won the Mexican American War, the south was triggered af; North also want to ban slavery in D.C. (slave trade in D.C. banned), the south got the fugitive slave law in return
  • Kansas-nebraska act - people should decide whether is free or slavery.
  • Alien-outsider, someone from another country (or universe/planet)
  • California/fugitive slave act/no slave trade washington dc un compromise of 1850, and Election of 1860 (lincoln carried no southern states)- that’s basically it
  • uncle tom’s cabin impact-very impact  

great notes right?

please use these notes if and when you do american civil war history because they are actually pretty accurate!!  wish me luck in the class! ;)

good luck with your classes this year and next!!
Illinois officially bans anti-LGBT conversion therapy for minors
Illinois' Republican governor on Thursday signed a law banning mental health therapists from trying to change a young person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The measure signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner

Yesterday, Illinois’ Republican governor, Gov. Bruce Rauner, signed a law that bans the practice of anti-LGBT conversion therapy for youth. The law specifically bans “therapy” targeted at changing a minor’s sexual orientation OR gender identity, meaning it’s not just about “ex-gay” conversion therapy.

Illinois is the fourth state to pass a law outlawing conversion therapy, after California, New Jersey and Oregon (D.C. bans it, too). It takes effect January 1.

“Every major scientific organization has dismissed conversion therapy as harmful,” Illinois Rep. Kelly Cassidy said. “The Illinois Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association for Social Workers, and so many more have not only disproven its utility, but they have decried its effects.“

Cassidy noted that children who are rejected by their communities based on sexual orientation are six times more likely to suffer from depression and eight times more likely to attempt suicide.

Jim Bennett, Midwest regional director for the LGBT rights group Lambda Legal, applauded the governor’s signing of the measure, telling The Huffington Post the law "puts the best interest of our young people first.”

“A more accurate name for conversion therapy is child abuse,” Bennett said. “Our LGBT young people deserve to be embraced for who they are.”

Bravo, Illinois. Only 46 states to go. 


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