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Lap research

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