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Gray, Thomas R. "Natturner." Wake Forest University. Web. 07 June 2011. <http://www.wfu.edu/~zulick/340/natturner.html>.
"The Nat Turner Rebellion." History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web. Web. 07 June 2011. <http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6811>.
In this project I liked how we were able to re-create history. There weren't any limitation which made the project that much more interesting and that much more challenging. The hard part was that because of the infinite things to do, there were infinite outcomes that you had to think about.
Specifically when it comes to my project, because I changed something that happened so long ago it was hard finding evidence to draw a reasonable conclusion. Whilst doing my research I discovered that Nat Turner believed he was a prophet. Nat Turner was very religious and intelligent which was rare for a black man in his time.
Nat Turner was the leader of a rebellion which failed however his actions lead to the massacre of hundreds of black men and women. What I did was I took what Nat Turner did, made it different and caused more of a systematic change. Nat Turner himself created controversy between the north and south. His rebellion and slaves escaping to the north created tension. The relationship between north and south grew sour causing war. The decisions of Nat caused a war.
I believe that I could improve on this project with more assembly time and research on other character in my story. If I could redo this project i would research Martin Van Buren because he played a major role in my story too. The research I did was sufficient but I would rather have a more in depth look at the man.
Baggins, Brian. "Black Panther Party." Marxists Internet Archive. 19 May 2002. Web. 07 June 2011. <http://www.marxists.org/history/usa/workers/black-panthers/>.
Cassidy, Mike. "A Short History of FBI COINTELPRO." Albion Monitor. Monitor.com, 26 May 1996. Web. 07 June 2011. <http://www.albionmonitor.com/9905a/jbcointelpro.html>.
Fields, Sean. "Today In Black History: Huey Newton." Y.E.B. Blogspot, 17 Feb. 2010. Web. 07 June 2011. <http://yebies.blogspot.com/2010/02/today-in-black-history-huey-newton.html>.
Hintz, Dani. "The Story of Black Panther Huey P. Newton Has as Much Resonance and Relevance Today as It Did in the '60s. | Miscellany." Style Weekly - Richmond, VA Local News, Arts, and Events. Style Weekly, 1 Jan. 1991. Web. 07 June 2011. <http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/the-story-of-black-panther-huey-p-newton-has-as-much-resonance-and-relevance-today-as-it-did-in-the-60s/Content?oid=1388364>.
"Huey P. Newton :: Philosophy :: Lumpenproletariat - Social Justice Wiki." Main Page - Social Justice Wiki. 14 Feb. 2004. Web. 07 June 2011. <http://socialjustice.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/index.php/Huey_P._Newton_::_Philosophy_::_Lumpenproletariat>.
"New Black Panther Party for Self Defense: Introduction." ADL: Fighting Anti-Semitism, Bigotry and Extremism. ADL, 1 June 2011. Web. 07 June 2011. <http://www.adl.org/main_Extremism/new_black_panther_party.htm>.
Tyehimba:, Cheo. "IKR | Timeline: KEY EVENTS IN BLACK PANTHER HISTORY." I've Known Rivers The MoAD Diaspora Stories Project. Known Rivers, 5 Apr. 2006. Web. 07 June 2011. <http://www.iveknownrivers.org/read-2.0.php?id=125>.
English and History decides once again to collide benchmarks to make the season easier for us. Our assignment was to identify a point in American History in which we are interested in and change it which would include a point of divergence and 3 new events that proceeds it. I actually enjoyed working on this project. Although it required much research and thinking, the process of it, after knowing the actual history, wasn't as bad. While researching, one of the most interesting events or facts that I've found was William Wilberforce who wanted to abolish slavery because the section in the Declaration of Independence that mentioned slavery was not accepted by southerners who've attended the congress meeting. I believe I made it harder on myself choosing an event in history that the Declaration of Independence was not accepted. When I thought about it, it was simple-minded ideas but you had to make sure your new events would actually fit with history. That being said, for future references, I would not choose the Declaration of Independence to not be written which had a big impact on history and 2011 today.
I like being able to talk to my aunt about what the project was about and she helped me put together a really interesting project that is full of fun facts that I had a nice time learning about. The most challenge part about this project was making the primary sources for what we had changed and because it did not really exist is what really made it harder but I came though some what and when I found out what I had to do and understood it I was on my job and got as much as possible done. The most interesting fact or event that investigated was the fact that Abraham really didn't want to pass the emancipation proclamation and when he did it really didn't do much for the actual slave stated I mean don't get me wrong it did help some but very few. So that was the most interesting part for me. I think that any one can change history it is a very powerful thing to do but it is very possible for example look at Obama he was just a regular African American man who was just successful and now he is the first black president so I think any individual can have an impact on our future. When bills and different things of that nature are passed really impact the world and the people in it buy what it is saying and how you have to go by things. Historic things can affect the world around us in a blink of an eye if we look at our history it has been change in so many ways we cant even explain in short words but has been done to take an effect for year with a bank of an eye. This project could improve my maybe giving topics to chose from that way were can stick to one thing and that is that. If I could change something I did differently about this project it would have to be time management and also getting clarification sooner. Other than that I really put in time and hard work in to my emancipation proclamation project all over.