La Amistad Analysis

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My essay is about the 1839 slave ship La Amistad. Amistad is the name of a slave ship traveling from Cuba to the South of the United States in 1839 but accidentally the ship travel to the North of the United States and the North was against of the South because the South has slaves. The slave ship is carrying African people as its cargo. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the United States, Cinque, a leader of the African people, leads a munity and takes over the ship. The Africans spare the lives of two Spanish navigator to help them sail the ship back to Africa. The navigators misdirect the Africans and sail north to the United States, where the ship is stopped by the American Navy, and the 53 living Africans imprisoned as runaway slaves. …show more content…

In the movie ‘‘Amistad’’ Joseph Cinque was slave who desperately want to gets free. Since the Spanish man capture Cinque it passes 3 years until he gets free. Cinque was from Africa. Cinque tells his story about how he and the other Africans were captured and how cruel it was. He also tells about the journey over sea with the same cruel treatments. He tells that he was sold. Martin Van Buren was an American Statesman who served as the eight president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. His shrewd dealings laid the foundations for the Democratic Party and the modern political machine. Martin Van Buren was born on December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York. He studied law and held various political positions before serving as U.S. senator, as secretary of state and as vice president. He was elected the eight president of the United States in 1836, but his policies were unpopular and he failed to win a second term. He died on July 24, 1862, in Kinderhook. In 1839 president Van Buren received an extradition request for the Amistad captives from the Spanish government. Van Buren sent this request to the courts while Secretary of State John Forsyth readied a ship to return the captives to

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