Dred Scott V. John F. A.

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African American history is the story of great tragedy and accomplishment. Where they were once was kings and queens Africans were taken from their homeland as slaves to work in the dirt. They were treated cruelly and unjustly. However, they would fight ultimately for their freedom looking to having some sort of freedom whether in their homeland of Africa or this new land of America.
Some call Africa the birth place of human beings seeing that The Great Rift Valley is known for having some of the oldest remains of ancestral human beings. In Africa there were several group of people who resided in the country including the Mbundu and Bantu people. The Mbundu…. The Bantu people showed the strength of the African people. Originally from the southern
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In the Dred Scott v. John F. A. Sandford Dred Scott fought for his freedom to live in Illinois. Scott was owned by John Emerson of Missouri, at that time a slave state. However, Emerson moved to Illinois, a free state due to his duties as a military man then ultimately moved Wisconsin Territory (a free territory). So naturally Scott moved with him as well. During this time Scott married and became a part of the house of his wife, the Emerson house. Scott attempted to buy his freedom however the sale was refused. So Scott took it to court. However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a slave although resided in a Free State and territory did not give them the right to their freedom. This ruling added fuel to abolitionist push for a civil war. It also ruled that Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. However, the Kansas-Nebraska Act nullified the Missouri Compromise by dividing the land west of Missouri into two territories, Kansas and Nebraska and that the settlers would decide if slavery would be legal or not. Another significant document was the 1850 Compromise which ended the slave trade in Washington …show more content…
Born into a Quaker family Crandall operated the Canterbury Female boarding school, at the opening had been an all-white institution. However in 1832 Crandall enrolled Sarah Harris, an African American though many were against this decision. Crandall faced threats from parents that they would remove their daughters from the school ultimately Crandall only admitted African American students. Crandall felt that education should be right to all people regardless of who they

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