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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Exam # 2 What was the concept of the Dred Scott Decision?  No one of African descent (free or enslaved) be called a US citizen. Who was Robert Smalls?  He was a contraband slave who became a sea captain and politician and freed himself, crew and their families from slavery by taking over confederate transport ship and sailed to freedom beyond the Federal blockade. What was the Massachusetts 54th Regiment?  They were the best known US Colored Troops and were the subject of the film “Glory”. They were also one of the first authorized black regiments. Who declared the Emancipation Proclamation?  Abraham Lincoln Which Emancipation Proclamation was more significant?  The final one. What were the 13th, 14th and 15th and 19th Amendments?  13th: Outlawed slavery  14th: Established citizenship and reversed the Dred Scott Decision  15th: Gave black males the right to vote  19th: Gave women the right to vote Who was the Ku Klux Klan?  They started in Tennessee, and the organization was formed by Nathan Forrest  Started many different riots and took over many different territories and were against all other cultures/ethnicities that were not “truly white” What was Plessy vs. Ferguson?  In 1896, Plessy bought a ticket for a first class seat but he got kicked out and brought his case to court. The court had ruled in favor of Ferguson and this marked the

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