African American History Outline

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HiCaNisha Robertson October 18, 2013 Into to African American History I HIST 221 Chapter’s 4-6 Outlines Chapter 4: Rising Expectations: African Americans and the Struggle for Independence 1. The Crisis of the British Empire -The many different wars and different trading of areas cause Great Britain and its 13 colonies to fall out. -Parliament felt Americans should be taxed more and their commerce should be controlled tighter. -This caused them to pass Acts such as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Quartering Act. -As a response to this Americans took strikes agreeing not to sell or trade British products. -Britain passed an act called the Townshend Act which taxed glass, lead, paint, paper, tea and because of so many resistances to…show more content…
Manumission was the act of freeing a slave for good behavior by deed or will -The Emergence of a Free Black Class in the South resulted after manumissions, self-purchase, and freedom suits blossomed. Between 1790 and 1820 the number of free slaves climbed in Maryland, and Virginia. 2. Forces for Slavery -The U.S. Constitution, which went into effect in 1789, became a strong force for slavery because The North and South couldn’t on anything. This is was proven because they had to write in the Three-Fifth’s clause to decided how a state would be represented and taxed. -Cotton became Americas only crop and after he invention of the cotton gin, slaves were needed more and that revived slavery. -The Louisiana Purchase was another force because after Jefferson administration’s purchase of Louisiana from France, America gained a lot more African American population and this made it rough for those in the Louisiana area especially in New Orleans area. -Conservatism and Racism made African Americans feel that if they weren’t slaves, they had no place in…show more content…
-Black Free Masons was organized by Prince Hall whom got a charter from England because the America would not give it to him. The Free Black Masons really just stressed brotherhood and wanted each person to love one another and help each other out in the world. All presidents except John F. Kennedy were Masons. -Free African Society was organized by Richard Allen 4. Black Leaders and Choices -Among the great black leaders were Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, Daniel Coker, Jupiter Hammon, Prince Hall, James Forten, John Chavis and Paul Cuffe. -Richard Allen and Absalom Jones created Free African Society -Daniel Coker was the first Methodist missionary to the British colony of Sierra Leone. Jupiter Hammon was black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be published in present-day United States. -Prince Hall was the founder of Free Black Mason -John Chavis was a black educator and Presbyterian minister in the American South during the 19 century -Paul Cuffe was a Quaker businessman, sea captain, patriot, and abolitionist. He was of Aquinnah Wampanoag and West African Ashanti descent and helped colonize Sierra Leone. 5. War of
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