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La Amistad. Joseph Cinquez or Sengbe Pieh James Covey.

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1 La Amistad

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4 Joseph Cinquez or Sengbe Pieh

5 James Covey

6 Mende language

7 Roger Baldwin

8 Kin-na

9 Significance

10 It was the 1 st human rights case to be heard, fought & won in the US Supreme Court.

11 It weakened Spanish (Cuban) & American ties. Queen Isabella II argued the case with 7 other presidents.

12 It was a cause of the American Civil War.

13 It strengthened the abolition movement and American & British antislavery groups grew in #’s.

14 It showed how a president could authorize actions that interfered with judicial process; thus, they strengthened the court systems.

15 Van Buren was not re-elected.

16 The slave fortress in Lomboko was found and destroyed.

17 Missionaries went to Africa to teach Christianity and to educate them.

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20 http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/barber/barber. htmlhttp://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/barber/barber. html

21 Text of the court case.

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23 53 Africans were transferred to La Amistad, a ship chartered by two Spaniards who had “purchased” the captives at auction in Havana, Cuba.

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25 On the Teccora

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27 Mende language

28 Letter to John Quincy Adams Kali's January 4, 1841 letter pleaded: "All we want is make us free."Kali's

29 Slaver Montes points at Cinque


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