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. La Amistad (Spanish: Friendship) was a 19th century two-masted schooner of about 120 tons displacement. ... Holding The âAFRICANSâ are free, and are remanded to be released; Lt. ... Amistad (Spanish for friendship) is a 1997 Steven Spielberg film based on a slave mutiny that took place aboard a ship of the same name in 1839, and the legal activity that followed. ... L Amitie (French: Friendship) was a three-masted, frigate of approximately 400 ton displacement in the late 18th century. ... Amistad National Recreation Area provides public boating, watersports, and camping activities at the Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande River. ... Of course it can get quite misty in a cloud forest Photograph by Dirk van der Made The La Amistad International Park, or in spanish , formerly the La Amistad National Park, is an international peace park in Latin America, management of which is shared between Costa Rica (Caribbean La Amistad... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...
Amistad case energized the fledgling abolitionist movement and intensified conflict over slavery, prompted a former President to go before the Supreme Court and condemn the policies of a present Administration, soured diplomatic relations between the United States and Spain for a generation, and created a wave of interest in sending Christian missionaries to Africa.
Baldwin and the Amistads' lawyers produced several witnesses to support their claim that the Africans were illegally imported from Africa and were therefore the property of no one.
Justice Story, speaking for the Court, said that the Amistads were "kidnapped Africans, who by the laws of Spain itself were entitled to their freedom." As justification for the Court's decision, Justice Story relied largely on the narrower arguments of Roger Baldwin, rather than the "interesting remarks" of John Quincy Adams.
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