Robert Smalls Impact of Exploration Project
Updated: 1/22/2020
Robert Smalls Impact of Exploration Project
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  • Robert Smalls
  • Who was Robert Smalls?
  • What did Robert Smalls Do?
  • By: Eric Gonzalez
  • Positive or Negative impact?
  • Positive Impact
  • Robert Smalls was born on April 5,1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States and he died on February 23,1915 in the United States. Robert was a slave at first in South Carolina and he escaped by traveling by boat with his family and 12 other slaves.
  • GRAPES: Politics
  • He escaped from South America with his family and 12 other slaves in South Carolina. When they reached shore they were in Washington D.C where President Lincoln was. Robert Smalls helped President Lincoln so President Lincoln made Robert Smalls captain of the U.S Navy.
  • GRAPES: Social Structures
  • I believe that Robert Smalls had a positive impact because he freed his family from South Carolina and 12 other slaves. He was also fighting for equal travel accommodations for black Americans and for civil and legal protection of children of mixed parentage when he was in the U.S Congress.
  • He served in the Carolina State for two years and in 1875 he was elected to the U.S Congress for the first 5 terms. He was fighting for equal travel accommodations for black Americans and he was also fighting for civil and legal protection of children of mixed parentage.
  • In South Carolina where Robert Smalls was born there was slaves and he was one of them. He was taken to Charleston when he was a slave and he worked a variety of jobs there which is why he escaped with his family and 12 other slaves.
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