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Why do we study history? Mrs. Almonte
The Mende African tribe of Sierra Leone (30%) Mostly farmers and hunters. Hundreds of thousands were stolen and brought to America (16 th -18 th Centuries).
La Amistad 19 th Century schooner built in America. Owned by a Spaniard who lived in Cuba. Illegally transported slaves from Cuba to America. Slaves overthrew the ship, but were tricked into sailing to America (1839) Case goes to Supreme Court.
Who we are is who we were Who we are is who we were – John Quincy Adams (La Amistad) John Quincy Adams The Sixth President of the USA ( ) Son of John (2 nd President) and Abigail Adams. Defended The Mende in front of the Supreme Court. Always argued that a president could abolish slavery under his powers during war time.
REFLECTION (Participation – 10pts) On a piece of paper, choose one of the following quotes to reflect on the importance of studying history. Include: Name, Date, Class The quote One paragraph discussing Why do we study history? History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. -- Napoleon Bonaparte The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. -- Winston Churchill History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. --Abba Eban History has been a continuous exercise in creative problem solving. -- Michael J. Gelb In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these. -- Paul Harvey