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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Buffalo Soldiers

Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


Buffalo Soldiers
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.74

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    desertion, communication, civilian, maintain, shaggy, cunning, actual, esteem, well-trained, theory, slavery, successful, education, newly, skilled, bravery
     content words:    United States, Civil War, Now African-Americans, United States Army, Mississippi River, Native Americans, Buffalo Soldiers, Many Native Americans


Buffalo Soldiers
By Jane Runyon
  

1     African-Americans served in the United States' military before they were actual citizens. Regiments of black soldiers were recruited for the Civil War. They fought bravely. They counted on being free if the North was successful in winning the Civil War. Over 186,000 blacks fought in the war. More than 38,000 were killed in battle.
 
2     When the Civil War ended, slavery was abolished. Now African-Americans could choose jobs on their own. It sounds easy. It wasn't. White people feared the blacks. The two groups didn't know how to live with each other. Education had been denied slaves. Most of the newly freed slaves could neither read nor write. What jobs would be available to them?
 
3     Many black males chose to remain in the military. The life was not easy. It did provide food, shelter, some education, and a steady paycheck. There were few civilian jobs that could provide those benefits. Competition for available jobs was fierce.

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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
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United States
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    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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