Question 1 (DBQ)
From 1775 to 1830, many African-Americans gained freedom from slavery, yet during the same period the institution of slavery expanded. Explain why BOTH of these changes took place. Analyze the ways that BOTH free African-Americans and enslaved African-Americans responded to the challenges confronting them.
- A large number of slaves came to America looking for work.
- After the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery grew faster than ever.
- African-Americans were forced into slavery, even after slavery was abolished. This was very frustrating.
- Slavery was disallowed north of the Winn-Dixie Line.
- During this time, blacks had to live in ghettos and ride on the back of the bus.- Many blacks feared they would be lynched and then sent back to work on a plantation.
Analyze the social, political, and economic forces of the 1840’s and early 1850’s that led to the emergence of the Republican Party.
- Most Republicans opposed George Washington, leading to his eventual assassination.
- The economy of the 1840's was well off, mainly because of the auto industry.
- Transcendentalists wanted to control the intercontinental railroad industry.
Analyze the home front experiences of TWO of the following groups during the Second World War.
African Americans Japanese Americans
- What the hell is a homefront?
- Japanese Americans were rounded up and put in internet camps.
- Jews wanted to come to America for a better life. This is why Eisenhower came through Ellis Island during World War II.
- The Japanese were put in concentration camps, so we could concentrate on them.
- Hitler was a total Nazi!
- Harry Truman integrated the Army when he passed the 13th Amendment.
- Jewish Americans experienced widespread anti-Sentimentalism.
- The Japs bombed Pearl Harbor and were all like, 'We all that,' and we were all like 'Oh noes you didn't!'