Relocation of Freed Slaves Emily Huff African American Geography Spring 2011
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Dominican Republic Review lesson on the Dominican Republic Including the US Involvement in the war for independence with Haiti
Day One: Entrance Ticket Write three historical facts about the Dominican Republic? Begin with an opening discussion reviewing yesterday's historical lesson about the Dominican Republic: Did the US have a right to get involved in the Dominican Republic's war for independence against Haiti?
Day One: Annexation What is annexation? The incorporation of some territory into another geo-political entity. In 1871, President Grant wanted to annex Santo Domingo.
Day One: Annexation Give the students small pieces of paper. Have them answer/predict this question Turn in papers and watch the film on Grant While students are watching, look for “good” answers In 1871, why would it be important for President Grant to try and annex Santo Domingo? (Why would the US want this?)
Day One: Elevator Speech What is your reaction to President Grants plan? (Including reaction to the outcome) What do you think? Edmodo Elevator Speech: type a 30-40 second answer in your own words (the time it would take to ride in an elevator)
Edmodo Elevator Speech
Day Two: Opening Poll Is segregation considered wrong in America today? Note the results of the poll. Introduce the American Colonization Soceity
American Colonization Society John Randolph Founded in 1816 Mission: support the return of free African Americans to greater freedom outside the United States Most specifically a return to Africa Key Members: John Randolph Francis Scott Key Henry Clay Thomas Jefferson Abraham Lincoln
American Colonization Society Motives African Americans facing discrimination that will never subside They could never be fully integrated into society Burden on society in the United States Encourage rebellion of slaves Liberia Through purchase and conquest, United States began a colony. Became independent country (Liberia) in 1847. Proposed free nation for freed slaves.
Day Two: Discussion Questions Why were American leaders interested in moving freed slaves out of the continental United States? Why were places such as Liberia and Santo Domingo chosen as possible relocation spots? What caused American leaders to change their views so that today segregation is considered wrong?