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    The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees all Americans equal protection of the laws. Throughout the history of the United States there has been discrimination against specific groups of people. Americans have discriminated against Native Americans, African Americans, and Chinese Americans, and Japanese Americans in the past. There is not a time when a national emergency justifies creating laws and rules applicable only to people of a certain ethnic, racial or religious background. Hundreds of native…

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    Even though English settlers traveled across the Atlantic to the Chesapeake Bay area, the West Indies, and the area that became New England all around the same time, they formed very different kinds of society. This makes it obvious that the determining factor in the way colonial societies grow is dependent on more than just the lifestyle its settlers had in their homeland. In addition to the reasons for settlement in each area, one might also explore the obstacle settlers faced in…

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    About 1.8 million slaves arrived in the 17th century. Spaniards and Portuguese brought Africans to the Americas to replace Indian labor. Then, in the 1680s, planters in the Chesapeake region began switching from servants to slaves, because of the specific labor needed. In the British colonies, economic conditions led to the rapid growth of slavery in the South. Slaves suffered through a six to eight week long ocean voyage known as the middle passage. By 1750, most…

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    The merchants, bankers, and upper class were generally the men who made the decisions and their votes were the ones who counted. If slaves were allowed to have a whole vote instead of three fifths of one, the merchants would lose a significant amount of their power and votes could easily go against them. Merchants lived in the lap of luxury, smoking the finest tobacco farmed by southern slaves and trading other raw goods provided by slaves. Without slavery as a factor, merchants would not be…

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    There were various problem that plagued Continental Army in the Revolution. The payment and supply shortage were serious than ever. The hunger striked all soldiers in the Army, it is because bounties were worthless and extended contract without a single penny. Lack of moral support and trust were major problems in the Continental Army, the civilian and society failed to kept their promises with soldiers, they provided bad foods, worthless clothes, and insufficient payment. The soldiers often…

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    There is no doubt that the novels of Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Our Nig: Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet E. Wilson have many similarities. Both of the novels were written in the 1800’s long before the Civil Rights Act was ever written. The character of Tom (Uncle Tom’s Cabin), and Frado (Our Nig), appear to me, the reader to be the strongest similarity between the two novels. In the story of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Tom is an African American slave living on an…

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    Skin Symbolism In Beloved

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    When determining the age of a tree one knows that they must look no further than at the number of tree rings, each ring representing a new year, and this idea of aging marks is paralleled with human skin in Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved. Morrison’s Beloved focuses on characters who experience the struggles of being a slave in America. Although not all of the characters experienced slavery firsthand, each character has a connection to the horrific consequences that come with both being a slave…

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    law that stands out in showing that the Slave Masters sought more profit was the law in 1662. In the handout set "Virginia Servant and Slave Laws" writes about the law that makes slave status inherited from the mother, which was created in 1662. "...That all children borne in this country shalbe held bond[slave] only according to the condition of the mother" (Virginia Servant and Slave Laws). By having this law created, they could then gain even more workers for their plantations by forcing the…

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    an independent country, the new democratic United States of America. Chapter five discussed the passing of the Bill of Rights. With the Bill of Rights it provided security for the anti-federalists and the poor lower class people including servants, slaves, and women that the newly built constitution will not be ruled and dominated by the rich upper class or aristocracy. The Bill of Rights got rid of the fear of being ruled by another tyrant as they just got from under subjection of…

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    would be enslave. In short, some immigrants from Europe was also slaves and they were known as Indentured Servants. The Indentured Servants were people who came to the New World under contract to serve for and work for the landowners for four to seven years in exchange in exchange for paid passage from England, as well as food, clothing, and shelter once they arrived in the colonies (Indentured Servants, “n.d.”). But, the African American were the only peoples imported as permanent, unfree…

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