On This Day- Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox court house. This marked the end of the most-deadly war in American history, the Civil War. Many things were abolished including slavery, 3 amendments were added too, the 13th, 14th, and 15th. The 13th abolished slavery. The 14th said if you are born in the US you are automatically a US citizen. The 15th gave all men the right to vote. These amendments were the start to equal rights and equal opportunities. Robert E. Lee’s surrender ended the civil and started the equal rights era that has increased in popularity over the last 100 years.
Holiday- SHHHH… No talking. April 12th is Silence Day. On this day, when someone tries to talk to you, don’t say anything (don’t do this to your teachers.) This day might make some people you know mad at you, but it is worth it because you will get a good laugh out of it. In spite of the fun you can have with this, this day is meant to show what some students may feel at school daily. This Day of Silence is made to help LGBTQs express themselves without anyone laughing or making mean comments to them. This holiday was made by student in the University of Virginia in 1996 for an assignment for non-violent protests. We might not be able to protest, but we can still be silent for a little while.