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Voices of an Emerging Nation Unit Test Essay

This test has two parts. Part 1 is computer-scored, and should be completed online. Part 2 is the questions below, which you will need to turn in to your teacher. You must complete both parts of the test by the due date to receive full credit on this test. All of your answers should be complete sentences and paragraphs. (10 points)

1. Based on the readings in this unit, what do the readings in this unit reveal about diversity within the new nation? Use at least three specific examples from the reading selections. Your answer should be at least one complete paragraph. Answer: Diversity is a variety of different things which in this case is your race. Diversity that was revealed to me is that Phillis Weatherly and Equiano were both enslaved African Americans that lived as a slaved for only a portion of their lives but during that time they were treated terribly. Another diversity I learned was within a new nation was very diverse nation because of people’s thoughts about race. A big diversity I thought was the diversity of religion and how it changed religion. But in the end the Star Spangled Banner connected the nation.

(15 points)

2. Throughout history, literature has been used as a form of protest. Choose two selections from this unit and explain why they can be thought of as protest literature. Discuss each selection in its own complete paragraph. Answer: Olaudah Equiano was a slave since age 13. When he got to the age of 21 his owner allowed him to buy himself off of slavery, and in this story he is telling us about how he felt about being a slave and how it was very horrible to be a slave on a ship with being starved, surrounded by sickness, and mistreatment. Benjamin Banneker letter to Thomas Jefferson was thought of as protest literature because he was writing an almanac to secretary of state Thomas Jefferson in recognition on how to abolishing slavery should be. Banneker felt in Jefferson’s life he should agree with him that slavery was truly cruel and nothing but misery.

(30 points)

3. What are some values that are important to the people who live and work in the new nation? List at least three values and illustrate their importance with evidence from at least three readings. Discuss each example in its own complete paragraph.

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