The following information was presented
in this chapter:
Politics and economics played a large role in people's rights problems.
Some major problems involved slavery,
Native Americans, and Mexican Americans.
Before 1400, Europeans used their own race as slaves, and slavery
was often temporary.
After 1400, Europeans used Africans as slaves, and slavery became
Three factors that influenced slavery were primogeniture,
environment, and the cotton
Many African slaves died of disease before the ships even reached
Attitudes about slavery changed after the Revolutionary War,
but not about Africans.
The Native Americans were gradually forced from their land and
had communication problems.
The Mexican Americans also lost most of their land and had little
Important dates to remember:
1400- change in permanency and race or culture of slaves.
1831- slave rebellion.
Mid-1800s- people's rights and economic problems for Native Americans.
1845-1848- people's rights and economic problems for Mexican
Who's who in this chapter:
Nat Turner- led a slave rebellion in 1831.
Harriet Tubman- an escaped slave and conductor of the Underground
Frederick Douglass- an escaped slave and leader of the abolitionist
Harriet Beecher Stowe-wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Dred Scott- a slave who sued for his freedom and lost.