- How does Pontiac describe the relationship between Native Americans and the British?
- What did Pontiac aim to accomplish by giving his speech?
- According to Pontiac, how has the presence of non-natives affected the lives of Native Americans?
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- Why do you think the accusations made by Callender were ignored during Jefferson’s lifetime and later by historians? Why do you think Madison Hemings’ assertions were ignored?
- Why do you think Callender’s claims failed to hurt Jefferson politically? Do you think a similar scandal would hurt an American president or elected leader today? Why or why not?
- Based on Madison Hemings’ family history, how common was racial intermixing in 18th and 19th century Virginia?
- According to Eric Foner, how and why has the work of Annette Gordon-Reed fueled a controversy over the Hemings-Jefferson relationship?
- Should his relationship with Sally Hemings influence how we view Jefferson and his place in American history? If no, why not? If yes, how should they influence how we view him?
the information included in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; scroll down the document at this website and read through Chapters V, VI, and VII of the account by ex-slave Harriet Jacobs. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following item(s):
- What does this account reveal about the nature of slavery and how slavery affected southern society?
- How did Jacobs resist the sexual predation of her master?
- Describe the relationship between Jacobs and her mistress.
the Emancipation Proclamation Transcript. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:
In early 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
- Why did Lincoln decide to issue the Proclamation at this particular time?
- What factors determined this decision?
- What did the President hope to gain?
- What were the limitations of the Proclamation, and what was its larger historical significance?
the information included in the Mississippi Black Code (recommend that you view the article in Firefox). Once all reading is complete, respond to the following item(s):
During Reconstruction, Black Codes were enacted in several former states in the Confederacy. A Republican-controlled Congress would later react to suppress these codes.
- What ultimately were these codes designed to do?
- Precisely how did the codes aim to accomplish these objectives?