Amistad - Carla Marlene Gonzalez Partida History 1301.001...

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Carla Marlene Gonzalez Partida History 1301.001 Rickert,Thomas June 3,2011 Amistad What is freedom? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, “The Power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” Everyone wants freedom: liberals, conservatives, libertarians, progressives, and capitalists. You cannot do politics without being in favor for freedom at least in the United States; but if everyone is in favor of freedom, why do all these factions oppose each other? Just what is freedom, anyway? Well, In 1839,those questions were more difficult to answer. Amistad was a meaningful part of American history. Steven Spielberg tried to capture in his film. Sadly it did not contain all the accurate information, and that led to misinterpretation of its importance in history. The film is a visual wonder. It is definitely worth watching to get a better idea of what happened during that time. However, some parts of the story are not accurate. Most seriously, Amistad presents a highly misleading account of the case’s historical significance, in
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Alamo Colleges.

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Amistad - Carla Marlene Gonzalez Partida History 1301.001...

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