West Africa to Appomattox, History 5 Page Paper homework help

According to the textbook,
from West Africa to Appomattox, the journey of the African living in America
has been fraught with disappointment and misery. However, there has always been
a glimmer of hope that America and its citizens would live up to the principles
upon which the nation was founded.

Use the Internet to
research events between 1619−1860 that relate to the legal limitations of both
enslaved and free Africans on American soil.

Write a five (5) page
paper in which you:

  Explain the principal manner in which the survival of
African-Americans from colonial through Civil War times is inextricably rooted
in West African traditions. Support your response with at least two (2) aspects
of African culture that had survived and manifested themselves in the daily
lives of both free and enslaved African-Americans.

  Investigate at least two (2) events between 1619‒1860 that
demonstrate the ability of enslaved and free African-Americans to overcome the
legal limitations on their claims to dignity and self-respect. Provide your
rationale for selecting the two (2) events in question.

  Examine the manner in which your two (2) chosen events showcase
the ability of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence to live up
to their promises. Include specific examples from both documents that reinforce
your argument.

  Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.
Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.