Queen Isabelle's Influence On The Amistad Case

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Queen Isabelle had a small town role, but a very large effect on the court case. She was also the influence behind some of President Van Buren 's decisions over the case. She had different reasons behind her opinion on the case. At this time the Queen was only thirteen years of age and most of her diplomatic opinions were very much influenced by her royal advisors. One of the Queen 's arguments was that the treaty between the United States and Spain, Pinckney 's Treaty, should be enforced, this would have helped her fight to keep slavery. The treaty stated that anything found in U.S.A waters was to be returned to Spain. This meant that Spain would get all the Africans back as slaves. The Queen 's decision had a large impact on the Amistad

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