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  1. Nov 2015
    1. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And arn’t I a woman?

      Because of the color of her skin.

    1. So, whether he has two little or too much, his approach to the gin- house is always with fear and trembling.

      either way you were screwed...

    1. , slavery became a way of life

      Everytime I think of the South in American history I think slavery and racism.

    2. Cotton was different, and it arrived at a time best suited for its success. “Petit Gulf” cotton, in particular, grew relatively quickly on cheap, widely available land.

      Another cash crop that will demand slave labor.

    3. a machine developed by Eli Whitney in 1794 for deseeding cotton—more easily than any other strain. It also grew tightly, producing more usable cotton than anyone had imagined to that point.

      the cotton gin.

    1. enable those States to advance rapidly in population, wealth, and power. It will separate the Indians from immediate contact with settlements of whites; free them from the power of the States; enable them to pursue happiness in their own way

      What about the happiness of the Native people?

    1. While not easy, this goal was far easier to achieve than the unanimous consent of the states required by Article 13 of the Articles of Confederation.

      A unanimous decision probably would have been impossible.

    1. Thomas Jefferson, thought “a little rebellion now and then” helped keep the country free

      always good to keep an open mind.

    2. Thomas Jefferson, thought “a little rebellion now and then” helped keep the country free

      always good to keep an open mind.

  2. Oct 2015
    1. then run to my pasture for my horse with all my might; fearing that I should be too late;

      Crazy, I have never been this excited to go to church, and I have a car. This guys has to travel 12 miles on a horse...

    1. only elite members of society eligible to serve in elected positions.

      Not really a democracy?

  3. Sep 2015
    1. Virginia planters used the law to maximize the profitability of their slaves and closely regulate every aspect of their daily lives.

      Money is the root of all evil.

    1. Brazil was the most common destination for slaves

      A lot of African descent in Brazil today as a result of slave trade.

    2. The western coast of Africa, the Gulf of Guinea, and the west-central coast were the sources of African captives.

      Slavery already existed in Africa before Portugal started the Atlantic slave trade.

    3. create a colony that would demonstrate that Catholics and Protestants could live together peacefully.

      Really the start of how it is now in the United States. So many people from many different religious backgrounds make up our country.

    4. Colonists in America quickly declared allegiance to the new monarchs.

      Colonies pushing themselves away from England.

    5. Yet during the war the colonies remained neutral, fearing that support for either side could involve them in war.

      Colonies trying to remain independent from England.

    1. “Your highness may believe that in all the world there can be no better people … They love their neighbors as themselves, and their speech is the sweetest and gentlest in the world, and always with a smile.”

      Evidence of how peaceful Native societies as opposed to European societies.

    2. Fathers, for instance, would often join mothers’ extended families and sometimes even a mother’s brothers would take a more direct role in child-raising than biological fathers. Mothers could therefore often wield enormous influence at local levels and native mens’ identities and influence were often forged in such matrilineal contexts.

      Big social difference between Natives and Europeans.

    3. Native Americans generally felt a personal ownership of tools, weapons, or other items that were actively used. The same rule applied to land and crops.

      A difference between Natives and Europeans.

    1. Although migrants to New England expected economic profit, religious motives directed the rhetoric and much of the reality of these colonies.

      wanted to escape religious persecution?

    2. a Dutch slave ship sold 20 Africans to the Virginia colonists.

      Dynamics of slave trade changed forever.

    3. One man was executed for killing and eating his wife.

      The stuff nightmares are made of.

    4. One man was executed for killing and eating his wife.

      The stuff nightmares are made of.

    5. Spain had a one-hundred year head start on New World colonization and a jealous England eyed the enormous wealth that Spain gleaned from the new World.

      One of the main reasons England joined the competition for empires in the Americas.

    6. a legal philosopher who believed native peoples possessed the same natural rights as Europeans.

      other European powers came up with any excuse to murder/enslave Native Americans.

    7. The French preference for trade over permanent settlement fostered more cooperative and mutually beneficial relationships with Native Americans than was typical among the Spanish and English.

      The Spanish and English view Native Americans as either slave or obstacles for settlement, whereas the French viewed Natives at trade partners.

    1. Spaniards who immediately behaved like ravening wild beasts, wolves, tigers, or lions that had been starved for many days.

      murdering, enslaving, and exploiting the Native people.