The adventures of huckleberry finn background info

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  • November 1835 -- Texas Rebellion begins. -- March 1836 -- Mexican Troops storm and siege the Alamo. -- December 1845 -- Texas admitted into the Union . -- May 1846 -- President Polk receives word that Mexicans have ambushed two American companies and declares that the Mexican War has begun. -- February 1848 -- The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, ending the war and giving the United States new territories.
  • The adventures of huckleberry finn background info

    1. 1. Background Information
    2. 2. Mark Twain
    3. 3. Controversy surrounding HuckFinn and censorship Concord Library banning-1885 NY Public Library-1905 219 times Twain did NOT intend for it to be misused by readers of his literature. Intended to show how blacks were viewed Less than human During this time this is how they were identified Spain, 1587 Censorship
    4. 4. Geography and Life on the River 1800 collision of various people and cultures  Native Americans and early white settlers (fur traders, planters, French) created the norms for the region. Mississippi River valley was sold as a part of the Louisiana Purchase 1820  Land exhaustion in east forced people west and miss river valley seemed like a good place to settle  Crowding caused a forceful removal of Native Americans from the land 1850  Lower Mississippi: slave country, wealth, power  Northern Mississippi: no slave country, opportunity, respectability Confederates controlled the Mississippi river between 1816- 1863 Many slaves crossed river by way of underground railroad The first bridge built across the Mississippi River was in 1855 The first railroad bridge finished in 1856.
    5. 5. Time Line
    6. 6. Slave Laws, Slavery andAbolitionists
    7. 7. Small Pox Hospital used for quarantine, Pest House No treatment, Vaccinations available Contracted through direct contact with any infected material Eradicated (exception: bioterrorism) 16th century fear
    8. 8. States before Civil War

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