2 The Mende African tribe of Sierra Leone (30%) Mostly farmers and hunters.Hundreds of thousands were stolen and brought to America (16th -18th Centuries).
3 La Amistad 19th 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 AdamsThe Sixth President of the USA ( )Son of John (2nd 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, ClassThe quoteOne 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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