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  1. Dec 2015
    1. Slavery’s history stretched back to antiquity. Prior to the American Revolution, nearly everyone in the world accepted it as a natural part of life.
    1. The American Civil War, the bloodiest in the nation’s history, resulted in approximately 750,000 deaths.1 The war touched the life of nearly every American as military mobilization reached levels never seen before or sinc
  2. Nov 2015
    1. The revolution reverberated across the country. More and more farmers grew crops for profit, not self-sufficiency.

      What made them realize this again? I remember reading about it but can't remember the reason why

    1. That man over there says women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And arn’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed, and planted , and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And arn’t I woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man—when I could get it—and bear the lash as well! And arn’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen them most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And aren’t I a woman?

      I think men and woman should have always had their own rights, the same and equal

    1. When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of the earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied, but one to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to such a course.

      I agree with this statement, does this mean they need to have god more in their lives?

    1. After religious disestablishment, citizens of the United States faced a dilemma: how to cultivate a moral and virtuous public without aid from state-sponsored religion. Most Americans agreed that a good and moral citizenry was essential for the national project to succeed, but many shared the perception that society’s moral foundation was weakening.

      whats this now mean ?

    1. hen the white people would not let us be baptized by the church, we went down into the water together, in the sight of many who reviled us, and were baptized by the Spirit.

      I think it was still great for them to be baptized because if it was in a church or not the spirit was still there.

    1. A range of artifacts manufactured by enslaved craftsmen and women with local materials helped to transmit folklore through such objects as canoes, trays, combs, stools and ceramics shaped for daily use.

      Did they get paid to help out and make these products,? How did they get paid

    1. The hands are required to be in the cotton field as soon as it is light in the morning,

      They did not have time to live normal lives and had to start work as soon as they woke up.

    1. We think of the ratification controversy as pitting Anti-Federalists against Federalists. Who were the Anti-Federalists? The traditional distinctions are largely unconvincing. Some scholars have emphasized wealth and poverty -- that is, rich people tended to support the Constitution and poor or working-class people tended to oppose it. That distinction breaks down, however, for there were many rich opponents of the Constitution (such as George Mason of Virginia) and the proposed document had many working-class supporters in cities such as Philadelphia and New York
    1. he Indian is made discontented in his ancient home to purchase his lands, to give him a new and extensive territory, to pay the expense of his removal, and support him a year in his new abode?

      I don't agree with this statement, it seems unfair because he is Indian

    1. I think everything was divided by colonies and it made the economic grow as well. The slave trade took a large part in this revolution it had negative effects on Louisiana

  3. Oct 2015
    1. Before the evening was over, much of Hutchinson’s home and belongings had been destroyed.16
    1. With respect to the Land I was not Consulted in it, if I was to deliver my Sentiments evil disposed People might impute it to Motives very different from those which actuate me,
  4. Sep 2015
    1. – It pleased God to bring on my Convictions more and more, and I was loaded with guilt of Sin, I saw I was undone for ever; I carried Such a weight of Sin in my breast or mind, that it seemed to me as I should sink into the ground every step; and I kept all to my self as much as I could;
  5. classicliberal.tripod.com classicliberal.tripod.com
    1. But government, into whosesoever hands it is put, being as I have before shown, entrusted with this condition, and for this end, that men might have and secure their properties, the prince or senate, however it may have power to make laws for the regulating of property between the subjects one amongst another,
    1. . One of the major differences between modern politics and colonial political culture was the lack of distinct, stable, political parties. The most common disagreemen
    2. The most common disagreement in colonial politics was between the elected assemblies and the royal governor. Generally, the various colonial legislatures were divided int
    1. us arm'd, they fell in crouds and parcels on our men, upon the deck unawares, and stabbed one of the stoutest of us all, who receiv'd fourteen or fifteen wounds of their knives, and so expir'd. Next they assaulted our boatswain, and cut one of his legs so round the bone, that he could not move, the nerves being cut through; others cut our cooks throat to the pipe, and others wounded three of the sailors, and threw one of them overboard in that condition, from the forecastle into the sea.
    2. in, and cut one of his legs so round the bone, that he could not move, the nerves being cut through; others cut our cooks throat to the pipe, and others wounded three of the sailors, and threw one of them overboard in that condition, from the forecastle into the sea.
    1. Slave marriages were not recognized in colonial law. Some enslaved men and women married “abroad”; that is, they married individuals who were not owned by the same master and did not live on the same plantation. These husbands and wives had to travel miles at a time, typically only once a week on Sundays, to visit their spouses. Legal or religious authority did not protect these marriages, and masters could refuse to let their slaves visit a spouse, or even sell a slave to a new master hundreds of miles away from their spouse and children.
    1. Bacon and his supporters rose up and plundered the elite’s estates and slaughtered nearby Indians.
    1. God Almighty in His most holy and wise providence hath so disposed of the Condition of mankind, as in all times some must be rich, some poor, some high and eminent in power and dignity; others mean and in subjection.
    1. Our hands, which before were tied with gentleness and fair usage, are now set at liberty by the treacherous violence of the savages.

      I feel like this phase talks about the violence that we have been through and we want a world with peace.

    1. But without the rich gold and silver mines of Mexico, the plantation-friendly climate of the Caribbean, or the exploitive potential of large Indian empires, North America offered little incentive for Spanish officials.
  6. Aug 2015
    1. This story talks about how Chief god Olorun ruled everything that was above the sky and beyond. Olokun was in charge of everything that was below it. Olorun asked for permission from Obatala for some changes to be made. This story has to do with creating the world like The first book of Moses " Gensis 1".

    1. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

      God felt like after he created one species of animals he was determined to make bigger and better ones for the circle of life.

    1. “They are very gentle and without knowledge of what is evil; nor the sins of murder or theft,

      This shows proof that native american's do not want any conflict with anyone who enters their land from the statment that Columbus said.