Black American History Notes
This is a sample of our (approximately) 4 page long Black American History notes, which we sell as part of the U.S. Politics Notes collection, a A package written at York College in 2015 that contains (approximately) 73 pages of notes across 33 different documents.
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Black American History Revision
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Black American history Tyranny and terror:
Founding fathers aimed to construct a constitution to stop these threats o Against tyranny of the majority and the individual At the same time, slaves were facing both problems 1787 o Physical limitations
Chained to each other and a post
States had to return an escaped slave
Wore a mask to stop them consuming food
Could not leave property o Physical intimidation
Removal of foot if a slave tried to escape
Removal of hand if they tried to steal food
Huge levels of whipping o Psychological intimidation
Kept families apart
Men and women kept apart
Children were brought up away from their parents
Couldn't practice religion
Weren't allowed to speak their own language
Removed their names - sense of identity, history, personality, culture o Sexual intimidation
Problems with mixed race offspring - often killed at birth
American civil war:
1861-1865 Southern states left US after refusal to accept rulings from Washington and the North Led to war Lincoln emancipated the slaves o He was Republican, so the South were Democrats North won and slavery was abolished 600,000 Americans killed o Reflects problem with constitution
Should have abolished slavery to avoid civil war o Fighting to extend the "blessings of liberty" to all
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