Slave Trade Dbq

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The Atlantic Slave Trade caused many political, social, and economical effects on the US. There are debates over reparations, and whether the confederate flag should be hung up. It also affected the Civil Rights Movement greatly and contributed to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and contributed to racism. First of all, what was the Atlantic Slave Trade? Essentially what it was was the forced transfer of Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to continents such as North America from around the middle of the 15th century to the end of the 19th century. The reason these people were captured, beaten, and killed was so that they could be used as slaves for the Europeans who chose to migrate west. What a slave is, is a person who is the legal property of another and are forced to obey them, according to Oxford Dictionaries. About 12 -15 million people were captured over time and subdued to slavery. Not only was it bad enough that the Europeans were enslaving these people, but they were also killing so many more. …show more content…

Even after that, African-Americans were still being treated unfairly as segregation was alive and well. Segregation is the forced separation of different racial groups in a certain place. Blacks were to sit in the bck of the bus and give up their seat for whites. Kids were not even allowed to go to school together. There was still no equality. When the National Association for Colored People (NAACP) was organized in 1909, African Americans felt they might finally have a shot at equality. The organization’s goal was to obtain freedom and equality for all people, regardless of skin color or race. They played a major role in the case of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. The case fought against the doctrine of “Separate but Equal” and aimed to desegregate public schools. Brown believed that it was unconstitutional for the state to be separating kids in schools because of

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