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Title: The Great Trek, The Orange Free State and The Transvaal

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Subject: History
Author: Gary B
Date: May 15, 2011
Level: University
Grade: A
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In the 1830's and 1840's an estimated 12,000 Voortrekkers penetrated the future Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal provinces to put themselves beyond the reach of British authority. Trekboers felt uncomfortable with British policy towards racial and slave policy. The British promulgation of Ordinance 50 in 1828, which guaranteed equal rights before the law to all "free persons of color", was indeed a factor in Boer discontent...

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Trekboers felt uncomfortable with British policy towards racial and slave policy. The British promulgation of Ordinance 50 in 1828, which guaranteed equal rights before the law to all "free persons of color", was indeed a factor in Boer discontent. The various republics founded by the Voortrekkers while prohibiting slavery itself would all enshrine inequality of race into their constitutions...

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