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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.

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1 Why do we study history? Mrs. Almonte

2 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).

3 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.

4 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.

5 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


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