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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE 2Part 1: IdentificationsAmerican Colonization SocietyAfrican Colonization Society was started by Paul Cuffee, and he advocated for the settling of American slaves in Africa, although he died before ACS was formed. African Colonization Society was formed with the objective of moving free African-Americans to Africa as an alternative for freedom. African Colonization Society was formed in 1817. The ACS was formed in Washington DC, where decision to settle freed slaves in Liberia at the Western Coast of Africa. The movement improved the lives of African Americans because they would live happily in an independent country. John PunchA general court decided on punishment for three slaves; a Dutchman, Scotsman, and an African who had ran away from their masters. The proceeding demonstrates interracial cooperation when colonies leaders were creating legal differences between Europeans and Africans. The proceeding occurred on July 9, 1640 at a General Court. The proceedings occurredat a Virginia Court, where John Punch became the first African to be enslaved for life[CITATIONTHE19 \l 1033 ]. It affected African lives because it indicated the differences and inequality between African and Europeans when it comes to legal matters. Eli Whitney and “King Cotton”Eli Whitney was the inventor of the cotton gin and the pioneer of the mass production methods. King Cotton was mostly used by the South American politicians referring to the importance of cotton production before civil war. The term was adopted after invention of the cotton gin in 1793. The invention took place in Savanna Georgia while living at Nathanael
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE 3Greene’s plantation [ CITATION Bri1 \l 1033 ]. It was important to African Americans because itreduced the amount of time that slaves of African origin worked in the plantation. Purchase of the Louisiana TerritoryThe United States expanded westwards and navigation of the Mississippi River and access to the port of New Orleans was becoming critical for American Trade. After President Thomas Jefferson wrote to Pierre Samuel du Pont resulting to Louisiana, a deal between US and France was struck to purchase of 827,000 square miles of land west Mississippi River. The deal was signed in 1803[ CITATION Mon \l 1033 ]. The deal to purchase the land took place in Louisiana. The Purchase of the Louisiana Territory was important because expanded the American territory and formed a larger battle ground during the civil war. Passage of the U.S. ConstitutionAlexander Hamilton called for a convention to reevaluate the constitution, which was endorsed by the Confederation Congress. The passage of the United States constitution followed ratification with much concentration of protection human rights and how government will be formed. The passage of U.S. Constitution took place on June 21, 1788[ CITATION Con \l 1033 ].

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