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Amistad Revolt In 1839 there was a slave rebellion of 53 Mendean men women and children from the West coast of Africa where they had been kidnapped and then illegally transported to Cuba They were placed aboard a schooner Amistad for transshipment to Cuban sugar plantations The captives seized the vessel and sought to sail to Africa Instead the ship was sailed by two Cubans Ruiz and Montes which the Mendeans kept alive to sail the ship up the coast of the United States Amistad sailed along the United States coast until it was stopped by the US Washington off Montauk Point NY The ensuing trial in New Haven Connecticut epitomized the clash between freedom and slavery in the United States The case was appealed all the way to the Supreme Court where former President John Quincy Adams argued for the Africans freedom They won their liberty and eventually returned to their homes in Africa Hunt 1971 3-6 Our present American History textbook doesnt include the Amistad Revolt The Amistad Revolt should be included in future editions of American History textbook because the Amistad Revolt is an inspirational story effect both blacks and whites and changed the course of American History The Amistad Revolt is a very important event in American History and it cant be ignored no longer The Amistad Revolt is a great inspirational story for anyone This story reaches the high point of slavery stories along with Harriet Tubman and the underground railroads Weather you are black or white male or female this is a story that is perfect for the textbook When a story ends like the Amistad Revolt does the Mendeans winning the case it makes anyone feel good Reading a story like this one gives you that feeling like you are floating on air Just for that five minutes that you are reading the story you dont think about anything else You dont think about the problems you have
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