IUB AAAD-A 150 - Black Soldiers in American Revolution (2 pages)

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haitian revolution and petitioning for emancipation and civil rights


Lecture number:
6
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Indiana University, Bloomington
Course:
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans
Edition:
1

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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture I Ethnic and Racial Identities Outline of Current Lecture II Black Soldiers in American Revolution III Petitioning for Emancipation and Civil Rights IV Haitian Revolution Current Lecture I II Black Soldiers in American Revolution Anthony Benezet o Organized the world s first antislavery society in Pennsylvania Declaration of Independence Attracted many black Americans to the cause of American Independence Crispus Attucks o First martyr to the American cause o Died in Boston Massacre o Black men seized time and petitioned in Massachusetts General Court for their emancipation Both enslaved and free men fought in revolutionary battles o Lexington Concord and Bunker Hill Washington forbade new enlistment of black troops for battles o British policy and pressing need for manpower forced Washington to reverse his ban within a month o British commanders offered black men freedom in exchange for enlistment New England Blacks more likely to fight for American Independence North Enslaved Unfree workers to advantage of war and ran away from their owners South Enslaved black people applied natural rights to own situation that was seen in Declaration of Independence and declared themselves free War disrupted existing arrangements of everyday life and work African Americans served both sides of Revolutionary War Petitioning for Emancipation and Civil Rights These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute III 1770 s Black people sent petitions to Northern legislatures to demand emancipation o Brought Northern legislatures to face issues of slavery and emancipation o Black Americans embraced American ideology of democracy and equality Massachusetts abolished slavery and this affected the territory of Maine Freedom was issued from American Revolution in Northern states and Western territories United States Constitution



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