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Part 1: 1450-1750
Part 2: 1750-1805
<---Part 3: 1791-1831
Part 4: 1831-1865

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A new generation of African American leadership emerges in several Northern cities, including Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia. As free blacks and fugitive slaves seek full participation in American democracy, the establishment of black churches provides a forum for political organization, economic cooperation, resistance, and rebellion. The Haitian Revolution inspires slave rebellions throughout the South, and the end of the international slave trade strengthens the abolitionist movement. Elsewhere, the invention of the cotton gin creates increased profits for planters and fuels the expansion of slavery into the deep South and West, as the Louisiana Purchase expands the country's borders.


CURRICULUM LINKS

Abolition
"Age of Enlightenment"
Citizenship
Constitution
Cotton Gin
Immigration
Louisiana Purchase
Westward Expansion


NOTABLE PEOPLE

Richard Allen
Charles Ball
Paul Cuffe
James Forten
Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson
Gabriel (Prosser)
Absalom Jones
Toussaint L'Ouverture
Benjamin Rush
Nat Turner
Denmark Vesey
Bushrod Washington






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