Voices of an Emerging Nation Essay

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Voices of an Emerging Nation Unit Test, Part 2 Answer the questions using complete sentences. Total score: ____ of 55 points (Score for Question 1: ___ of 10 points) 1. Based on the readings in this unit, what do the readings in this unit reveal about diversity within the new nation? Use at least three specific examples from the text. Your answer should be at least one complete paragraph. Answer: The readings in this unit reveal a lot about diversity in the new nation; in this unit in particular it reveals the diversity in race. For instance, Weatherly and Equiano were both enslaved, and lived as slaves for a portion of their life, and as usual, they were treated terribly as slaves, this is something I saw as diversity, I mainly saw this as diversity because of how different things were for different races, bringing a huge diversity in situations. There are plenty of other revelations about diversity throughout the Units reading. Another diversity would be the different thoughts and views on race, which was a huge diversity. Considering everyone’s views and such on race were all different. One of the most major Diversities would be of religion though, diversity affected and morphed religion. (Score for Question 2: ___ of 15 points) 2. Throughout history, literature has been used as a form of protest. Choose two selections from this unit and explain why they can be thought of as protest literature. Discuss each selection in its own complete paragraph. Answer: There are a lot of protests in the unit, but one type of protest that was presented in many ways that caught my eye would be slavery protests. The two protests I would choose would be the Equiano and Banneker protest. Equiano was a slave for a long time, 9-10 years, and after those long dreadful years bought himself off of slavery. He tells us the story of his slavery, including how horrible it was to

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