Anthony Johnson- Diminishing Progress

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In History
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    LIfe of Anthony Johnson

    Shows diminishing progress between father and son.
  • Anthony Acquires Land

    Anthony Acquires Land
    Court case A says that on about July 10, Captain Taylor gave Anthony land. The two went to the corn field. When they came back Anthoney said that now he would now know what land was his and what lnd was Captain Taylor's. When asked if he was happy with the land he said he was content. This shows that anthoney was building a life for himself and the captain respected him.
  • Anthony wins a court case over an Englishman

    Anthony wins a court case over an Englishman
    Court Case C says that Anthoney went to court with this man before and lost. He brought him backto court for the same reason. Mr. Robert Parker had said that Anthony's slave was an indentured servent and should be free. Anthony said he was a slave for life. The first time at court the slave was set free but this time the slave was returned and Mr. Parker was fined. This shows that Anthony is a respected member of the comunity and was treated the same or almost the same as a white man.
  • Anthony loses land

    Anthony loses land
    Document A states that Anthony Johnson gave 50 acres of land to his son. He also sold acres to neighbors. Five years later the court said the land should belong to the king. Anthony said to be a Negro and by consequence an alien. This shows the start of diminishing progress. His son's inheritance was taken away after he had been there for five years.
  • Act I

    Act I
    Act 1 says that killing slaves for punishment is okay. Because a slave's time of service could not be extended the best way to punish them for certain things was killing them. It would also scare other slaves. If you saw someone get killed would you do what that person did. This shows diminishing progress because it
  • Act I Cont.

    Act I Cont.
    started to take away the basic rights of slaves. The owner couldn't be taken to court for killing a slave.
  • Act IV

    Act IV
    Act IV says that negroes, indians, and mulattos can't hold office in the colonies. The law suggests that before 1705, someone of color had held office. It took away another right of black men. Something this law does is define mulatto. It says "... the child of an indian and the child, grandchild, and great grandchild of a negroe shall be deemed, acounted, held and taken to be a mulatto. This law is the straw that broke the camels back. It separates englishman from the men of color.