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Unformatted text preview: African-American Timeline * First Africans brought to America a) 1519 b) 1619 c) 1719 ? African-American Timeline First Africans brought to America a) 1519 b) 1619 c) 1719 ? 1619Approximately 20 blacks from a Dutch slaver are purchased as indentured workers for the English settlement of Jamestown. These are the first Africans in the English North American colonies. 1641Massachusetts explicitly permits slavery of Indians, whites, and Negroes in its "Body of Liberties." 18th Century America and the Revolution July 4, 1776--The Declaration of Independence, a document that would become a revolutionary manifesto in the Western tradition for human rights and personal freedom 1787 The U.S. Constitution is drafted. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. protection of the laws....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ENGL 3634 taught by Professor Oakey during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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