Black politics paper 2.1.docx - Jamshidov 1 Intro to Black Politics Professor C Wambu March 2 2017 Unit 2(b James O Horton The Constitution Race and the

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Jamshidov Intro to Black Politics Professor C. Wambu March 2, 2017 Unit 2: (b) James O. Horton: The Constitution: Race and the American Constitution: A struggle towards National Ideals: History Now: The Journal of the Gilder Lehman Institute of American History 2009-2015 Unit 2 talks about how the United States constitution limited the rights of African Americans to gain universal freedom. This reading talks mainly about whether the United States Constitution that was signed in 1787 has-been pro slavery or anti-slavery which is what this unit is about. One of the most important ideas of the reading is how the author points about the Fugitive Slave Act 1793 that was added to the constitution. This act is an example of how the United States Constitution limited the rights of African Americans by making the north return escaped southern slaves to their owners. By doing this, North was essentially guaranteeing the protection of people’s properties but at the same time supporting slavery which they were against about.
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  • Spring '14
  • Allen,James
  • United States Declaration of Independence, Slavery in the United States, American Civil War, African American Rights, The Declaration of Independence

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