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    Amistad Case Analysis

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    After watching Amistad and reading Walker Howe’s What Hath God Wrought and Sean Wilentz’s the Rise of American Democracy, the terrors of slavery and the incongruities of the legal system in a divided America was made apparent. The story of the Amistad Case is heart wrenching, but clearly exemplifies the changed our country has made in the definition of human rights and foreign agreements. Amistad tells the story of captured Africans who were transported from Cuba to America. Cinque, an African leader, frees himself from his chains and then helps others escape. He then leads a revolt to the take control of the ship from the Spanish, leaving two men alive to man and steer the ship back to Africa. The Spaniards trick them and steer them to Connecticut,…

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    In this essay, I will compare two movies which are Good Bye Uncle Tom and La Amistad. In La Amistad, the slaves were Kidnapped from their homes. In both movies, they were fed differently. In La Amistad, the slaves ate out of their hands. La Amistad was made for the screen in 1997 and Good Bye Uncle Tom was made in 1971. It’s a 26-year difference a lot happened in that period slavery became illegal in Cuba, but that didn’t stop some people from selling and buying slaves. Some names of the…

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    Amistad Slavery

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    As the slave era began, the race for wealth emerged. One particular case for slave trafficking didn’t go as well for the staff of the Amistad Ship. The Amistad was a slave ship, traveling to Cuba at the time. On July 2, 1839, 53 captive Africans aboard the Amistad, had broken out of their chains three days into the journey, and boarded the main deck. With weapons that they had picked up, they had killed two of the crewmembers(captain and the cook), and disarmed the rest. They commanded them…

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    Amistad Reflection

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    “La Amistad” I will write about the movie “Amistad”, directed by Steven Spielberg. He is a famous director, he has directed many movies, for example: Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, E.T, Tin-Tin, War Horse, Amistad, etc. The movie Amistad was released in December 10, 1997. It was based in a true history of historical events of 1839 before the United States civil war, it was aboard the slave ship “La Amistad” that was traveling from Cuba to the South of the United States with slaves…

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    on viewing of the movie Amistad it was clear and concise that there were many differences and similarities as of what in the reality actually happened during the time of African slavery many of the differences and the movie referred to the favoritism of Europeans or caucasian group, people that owned slaves, it also showed how the court system worked in favor of the slaves around the african history. Although the movie Amistad was referring to a real life time. When African men and women babies…

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    Amistad Movie Essay

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    The amistad movie is a movie about a ship with African slaves. Slaves were sold into Cuba to the U.S., Cinque, an African leader, leads all the other slaves and takes over the ship. The author is called Steven Spielberg. He is a very famous Hollywood author and director. The main characters are John Quincy Adams, Joseph Cinque, Martin Van Buren, Queen Isabella II of Spain and Roger Baldwin. John Quincy Adams was the ex president on that time. He was the 6th president of the United States. He…

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    Who Is The Amistad?

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    In 1839, La Amistad was a slave ship going to the United States .It was sought to hold 53 Africans who had been kidnapped from West Africa in which that they spoke Mende.When they were held captive, the Africans revolted and took over the ship. They ordered the surviving African traders to take them back to Africa.The ship landed near the coast of Long Island. The Africans jailed and accused of murder . A group of abolitionists, lead by Lewis Tappan, formed a committee. “AMISTAD” reveals an…

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    The Case Of The Amistad

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    4 The court decisions in the Amistad cases were that the Africans were defending themselves and were not guilty of murder. Then that they were illegally bought and transported. Finally that they had been kidnapped and that the Pinckney 's Treaty had nothing to do with the case, and the Africans were allowed to go home if they so chose to. So , when the Africans went to the first case they were accused of murdering all but two men on board the Amistad, and after a long case they were found…

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    The Amistad Case

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    The Amistad Case was a widely know federal case in the 19th century. The case involved the slaves who had boarded the La Amistad ship and the federal court. They had killed their slaveholders and took over ship. This occurred because of the brutality and death experienced by the salves after being sold during the Spanish slave trade. After landing in the American waters, the slaves were held custody in America. In America, the slaves were charged with murder and piracy. In addition, they were…

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    Symbolism In Amistad

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    The movie, Amistad (1997) directed by Steven Spielberg portrays the story of a group of slaves who travel in a Spanish ship, “La Amistad.” The film shows various events that have symbolism. Although the slaves didn’t speak English, and they had a whole different language, they still managed to communicate with them. The director of the movie, shows an accurate representation of the people. All the people who acted, have the correct appearance using the characters in the film. The black actors,…

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