U.S. Citizenship 22: African-American History Part 1

Authored by: uscitizenpod
February is African-American History Month. For more information, see http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/ For a list of the USCIS 100 History and Civics Questions, see http://goo.gl/lbeoGB The first Africans came to America in 1629. USCIS 100:60 What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? The Boston Massacre began as a protest against British soldiers and ended in violence. Crispus Attucks, an African-American man, was shot during the Boston Massacre. He was one of the first people who died during the protest. USCIS 100:61 Why did the colonists fight the British? Harriet Tubman was a runaway slave. She returned many times to the South to lead other slaves to freedom in the North. USCIS 100:73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South. Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass were abolitionists. They fought against slavery. USCIS 100:74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States, 1861-1865. USCIS 100:75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan 1, 1863. USCIS 100:76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?