Political Soc 8 - Power and Economy

Political Soc 8 - Power and Economy - What have Americans...

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Unformatted text preview: What have Americans historically believed about racial identity? What was the basis for this belief about racial identity? Blacks first entered American society when they landed in Virginia in 1619, but slave codes and statuses evolved piecemeal. Re Negro John Punch (1640) This was one of the early cases that made a racial distinction among indentured servants. By the 1660s most southern states had enacted laws defining blacks as slaves rather than indentured servants. England had a very structured primogeniture system, under which children always claimed lineage through the father, even those born without the legitimacy of marriage. Virginia was one of the first colonies to legislate a change. WHERAS some doubts have arisen whether children got by any Englishman upon a Negro woman should be slave or free, Be it therefore enacted and declared by this present grand assembly, that all children borne in this country shall be held bond or free only according to the condition of the mother Act XII, Laws of Virginia , December, 1662 (Hening, Statutes at Large, Why were Africans picked for enslavement? Physical and cultural differences were important factors in the enslavement of Africans, but differential power was the single most important factor. The Size and Influence of the U.S. Economy Federal Corporate Taxes as Share of G.D.P. 3.5 Members of the Organization of Economic Cooperation 3.0 and Development 2.5 2.0 1.5 United States 1.0 0.5 0 Effective and Statutory Corporate Tax Rates Effective Rate, 2008 Statutory Rate, 2010 Japan 46.3% 39.5% Germany 31.1 30.2 Britain 27.4 28.0 United States 27.1 39.2 France 24.1 34.434....
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