Friday, December 6th
Watch the cross-examination from the film Amistad and identify one example of a leading question
About the film:
Amistad is about the 1839 Supreme Court Case, United States v. The Amistad in which slaves captured in Sierra Leone rebelled and took over the Spanish ship en route to port in the U.S. "In 1840, a federal district court found that the transport of the kidnapped Africans across the Atlantic on the slave ship Tecora was in violation of laws and treaties against the international slave trade by Great Britain, Spain and the United States. The captives were ruled to have acted as free men when they fought to escape their illegal confinement. The Court ruled the Africans were entitled to take whatever legal measures necessary to secure their freedom, including the use of force." (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._The_Amistad)
Mock trial and seminar prep work time
End class with appreciations
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Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School