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Takia O’kelley
Oct. 18th 2012
American Government

* What historical event happened in Jamestown, Virginia 1619? The first documented Africans were brought to Jamestown. * Write a brief summary about the institution of African American Slavery in America? What was the common life for most African American Slaves during this period? In What way(s) did this institution impact the U.S.? Africans were brought over from their homeland and were forced to work for no pay as slaves, there living conditions really depend on what plantation they were on or how the situations were but the most common were whippings, execution, extremely hard labor and rape. They basically built the U.S with their own hands while the slave owners sat on their lazy behinds did nothing. * Who wrote the book entitled, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”? Why was it so important in terms of public policy? Harriet Beecher Stowe, It made more people, that were not already aware, realizes what is really happening with slavery and to describe the horror of it and how it should be abolished and may have in some small way help start the Great Civil War. * What U.S. State would be the first to secede (leave) the Union (U.S.) and join the Confederate States of America? What was the argument concerning “nullification”? Why did the southern states want to leave the Union? South Carolina was the first state to join the Confederate States , The Confederate States tried to use nullification to try and keep their right to use slaves in there state, they wanted to leave because they were forced to give up there slaves. Who were the following individuals, and what did they do that was so significant? * Crispus Attucks: he was an American slave and merchant seamen who was the first person shot to death by the redcoats during the Boston massacre. * John Brown: He was an american man who led an anti-slavery revolt in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859 * Benjamin Banneker: Was the first African American scientist * Frederick Douglas: He was a prominent abolitionist, author and orator and perhaps one of the most prominent African American of the 19th century. * Ceasar Chevez: He was an American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. * Harriet Tubman: She was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian and a spy for the Union and also helped free over 300 slaves. * Charles Sumner & Thaddeus Stevens: They were the prime leaders of the antislavery forces in Massachusetts and leaders of the Radical Republicans in the United States Senate during the American Civil War. * Dr. Kenneth Clark: known for his and his wife’s 1940s experiments using dolls to study children's attitudes about race. * Blanche K. Bruce & Hiram Revels: Bruce became the first African American senator in 1870, and Revels was elected to the Senate in 1874 by the Mississippi state legislature. * Karen Narasaki: She is a nationally known Civil Rights Leader and Human Rights activist who focused on equal rights for Asian Pacific Americans * Felix Longoria: He was a Mexican American soldier who was killed during WWII and was denied to be buried because he was Mexican American but was later buried in Washington D.C * K. Patrick Okura: He was an Asian Civil Rights Leader who was one of the many Asian Americans who interned during WWII and later established a foundation for mental healthcare. * Missouri Compromise 1820: was a congressional agreement that regulated the extension of Slavery in the United...
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