Robert Snyder

11 August 1953–11 July 2007 (Age 53)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Robert

Robert Snyder was born on 11 August 1953, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. He died on 11 July 2007, in his hometown, at the age of 53.

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1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 2

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 2

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.
1961 · Delaware and the Civil War

Age 8

When the American Civil War broke out, Delaware remained loyal to the Union. When President Lincoln tried to set emancipation in the state in 1861, he was turned down by the legislature. They refused to ratify the 13th Amendment. The remaining slaves in the state though, were set free upon the ratification of the 13th Amendment.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: occupational name for a tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch sniden ‘to cut’.2 Americanized form of German Schneider .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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