Amistad newspaper Essay

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amistad newspaper



11-27-1841
THE NORTHERN STAR
The Africans Granted Their Freedom
Written by; Cary F Smith

In November of 1839, the District Court proceeding began. The abolitionists immediately
began to make their case, that is until being postponed by Judge Andrew Jackson. In
January of 1840, Jackson ruled that the Africans were illegally enslaved, at which point
the White House and Spanish authorities appealed Judson’s ruling in the U.S. Circuit
court. In April 1840, Justice Thompson ruled in favor of Judson’s ruling, which led the
Administration to appeal the case up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Congressman and former U.S. President John Quincy Adams joined Baldwin in the
abolitionists’ team, to fight for the Africans right to regain their freedom, and return
to their homeland. After a month, the U. S. Supreme Court reached a decision to reverse
Judson’s order to the execuited to return the Africans to their homeland. However, The
Supreme Court upheld Judson’s finding that the Africans had been enslaved and thus the
right to fight for their freedom.

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