His refusal to pay the state poll tax implemented by the American government to prosecute a war in Mexico and to in force the Fugitive Slave Law.
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refusal to pay taxes
it caused mass african migration, african populations to grow, african empires to topple, and racism against slaves to emerge.
early european explorers to the americas likely experienced emotions including awe at the vast "new" environment, amazement at meeting "others," the thrill of the unknown, concern for personal safety, desire for personal reward, and longing for their homeland and those left behind. written and pictorial records attributed to europeans provide the bulk of the records of these early travels. impressions of natives as well as native impressions of europeans are frequently framed in the narratives of the explorers. examination of these records indicates the cautious and curious nature of first encounters.
centuries of ignorance, prejudice, and opinions lacking evidence or scholarly research have tainted traditional views of the earliest meetings between native americans (first nations in canada) and europeans. students may come to recognize how the later period of continued exploration, settlement, and interaction was influenced by these early encounters from the st. lawrence river to georgia.