JamshidovIntro to Black PoliticsProfessor C. WambuMarch 2, 2017Unit 2: (b) James O. Horton:The Constitution: Race and the American Constitution: A struggletowards National Ideals: History Now: The Journal of the Gilder Lehman Institute of AmericanHistory 2009-2015Unit 2 talks about how the United States constitution limited the rights of AfricanAmericans to gain universal freedom. This reading talks mainly about whether the United StatesConstitution that was signed in 1787 has-been pro slavery or anti-slavery which is what this unitis about. One of the most important ideas of the reading is how the author points about theFugitive Slave Act 1793 that was added to the constitution. This act is an example of how theUnited States Constitution limited the rights of African Americans by making the north returnescaped southern slaves to their owners. By doing this, North was essentially guaranteeing theprotection of people’s properties but at the same time supporting slavery which they were againstabout.