15. Prince Hall Masons - the oldest and largest group of Masons of African origin in the world 16. African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church- Richard Alllen founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1816 as first independent black run Protestant church in US. 17. American Colonization Society- organization founded in 1817 that advocated sending freed slaves to a colony in Africa 18. Missouri Compromise- It regulated slavery in the country's western territories by prohibiting the practice in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30 north, except within the boundaries ′ of the proposed state of Missouri. 19. Black Laws- laws passed by Southern states in 1865 and 1866, after the Civil War. 20. Jim Crow- the former practice of segregating black people in the US. 21. Black Nationalists- Social and political movement advocating the separation of blacks and whites 22. Compromise of 1850- A package of five bills passed which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War. 23. Manifest Destiny - The belief that Americans had the right and the duty to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean 24. Underground Railroad- a secret network for helping slaves escape from the South to the North and to Canada in the years before the Civil War 25. Wilmot Proviso- Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the War with Mexico 26. Forty-Niners- People who went to California looking for gold during the CA gold rush in 1849. 27. Popular Sovereignty- An ideology in play before the Civil War that people living in a new state or territory had the right to decide by voting if slavery would be legal in their state. 28. Kansas-Nebraska Act- This Act set up Kansas and Nebraska as states. Each state would use popular sovereignty to decide what to do about slavery. 29. Dred Scott Decision- Decision meant that all territories were opened up to slavery once again; Northern lawmakers would not be able to keep slavery out of the territories. 30. John Brown’s Raid- was an effort by armed abolitionist John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia
FILL IN THE BLANKS: 2 points each! 31. Serving Many Gods: Polytheism ____________________________________ 32. A West African self-employed poet and oral historian: _ Griot___________________________________ 33. The weekly newspaper published and edited by Frederick Douglass from 1847-1851: _The North Star____________________________________ 34. The Spanish ship on which West Africans led a successful slave revolt: _Amistad____________________________________ 35. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Antislavery novel that contributed to controversy over slavery: ___ Uncle Tom's Cabin __________________________________
NAME: _Tommy Slacks______________________________ DATE: _10/3/2018_______________________________ CLASS: _Intro to the African Diaspora_______________________________ Short Answer Questions: 6 Points Each! (Answer in complete paragraphs, at least 5-7 sentences) 1. Why is West Africa significant for African American History? How did West African society influence the lives of African Americans?