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  • 1. LAP: research assignment
  • 2. Slavery
    Began in 8000 BC
    People began to immigrate to the southern states, and settlers cleared land, and built plantations which used black slaves
    Whites traditionally bought slaves
  • 3. slavery
    Slaves had no right in the society
    Slaves were bought from Africa
    Slaves lived around Maycomb, and worked for the whites in the middle of the town.
  • 4. The civil war
    The southern states were Florida, Georgia, Maryland, north Carolina, south Carolina, Virginia, west Virginia, and Delaware
    Abraham Lincoln proclaimed war against the southern states
    Lincoln felt that slavery was unfair and declared war against the southern states because they allowed slavery
  • 5. The civil war
    Civil war was fought between 1861 and 1865
    The southern states were defeated
    The story takes place during the times when the civil rights movement was just starting to pick up steam
  • 6. Jim Crow laws
    A Jim Crow is an African American
    These laws caused segregation of public schools, public places, and facilities
  • 7. Jim Crow Laws
    The blacks felt that the laws were unfair, and even tried to break them
    Jim Crow laws do not surface in “to kill a mockingbird”
  • 8. The civil rights movement
    Occurred during 1950 and 1980
    Aimed for equal rights for Blacks and Whites
    Events like the march for freedom and jobs in Washington, formation of NAACP
  • 9. Civil rights movement
    Supported by Abraham Lincoln
    The civil war erupted, and the southern states surrendered, resulting in equality of both the entire united states
    The civil rights movement relates in the sense that although the southern states were defeated, slavery still remains de facto.
  • 10. Scottsboro trials
    Accusations against some black boys came up. Two white girls accused the boys of raping them
    Trial was similar to Tom Robinson’s case
  • 11. Scottsboro trials
    Both trials are similar in the fact that the case was unfair, and there was an all white jury
  • 12. Traits of a southern Belle and gentleman
    A southern belle is an archetype for a young woman in the south’s upper class
  • 13. Traits of a southern Belle and gentleman
    A southern gentleman is an archetype for a young man in the south’s upper class
  • 14. Harper Lee
    Won the Pulitzer prize for “to kill a mockingbird”, and it still remains her only published piece of work
    Born 1926
    Other works include ‘when children discover America’ and ‘Christmas to me’