The Journey of Slavery
By: Pahul Warya
This slave was whipped by his owner. He tried to not do work for a day, and this was his ownerâ€™s response. This shows how slaves were treated before they were free.
Read about slavery in America! Read about whom it affected. Also, Read about how it affected America and the people in America. Read about the Civil War and how slavery affected the Civil War. All on pages 2-5.
The Effect of Slavery
By: Pahul Warya
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Slavery had a major impact on African Americans. They were treated like property by their owners. They were whipped, branded, and even cut by some owners. All slaves had to work even if they were a pregnant woman, seven year A slave owner in Kentucky, cutting up a slave. The slave didn’t follow the old child, or a full grown man. slave owner’s orders. Mothers had to work with their little children on fields and other households. Children by the age of seven started doing labor like taking care of owner’s young children, fanning flies from the owner’s table, running errands, taking lunch to owners’ children at school, and eventually, working in the tobacco, cotton, corn, or rice fields along with adults. African Americans worked all day and night, but didn’t get any pay.
No Rights Given to the African Americans African Americans were given no rights. Enslaved people could not legally marry in any American colony or state. They couldn’t even look at any American boy or girl. Also, whenever any fugitive slaves had escaped, the owners would hunt the slaves using dogs and guns. All slaves had a terror of being sold away from their families. They lived with the perpetual possibility of separation through the sale of one or more family members. Capitalism, individualism and racism were the utmost noticeable factors for the enslaved people. They were treated very harshly and most of the time, they never said anything back.
Slavery Impacting America By: Pahul Warya
There was a lot of controversy over slavery. Some believed it was immoral and others believed that there was nothing wrong with it. Because they had different beliefs it caused the North and the South to split apart. Most Northerners believed that slavery was completely wrong. They said that it was injustice to a specific race. Also, they argued that it is against the Constitution. The Constitution says that everyone is equal and what they are doing isn’t treating them equally. If slavery existed or not, it didn’t matter to the Northerners because it doesn’t affect their economy, so they can live without it.
Different Opinions on Slavery On the other hand, if slavery was abolished it would affect the Southerners tremendously. Most of their economy was based on growing crops. SO, they needed slaves to work on the cotton farms. If they didn’t have slaves, then they would have to do all the work themselves. Defenders of slavery argued that the sudden end to the slave economy would have had a profound and killing economic impact in the South where reliance on slave labor was the foundation of their economy. Lastly, Southerners said that slavery went on throughout history, so it’s nature state of mankind.
Many believed that slavery was completely fine and continued to treat slaves terribly.
Slavery Finally Ends!
By: Pahul Warya
Slavery is abolished! After the North won the Civil War, they decide to abolish slavery. On January 31, 1865, the 13th amendment is passed, which officially abolishes slavery. In one fell swoop, 4 million Black slaves were freed, and the majority of the elite in the South were physically, morally and economically destroyed. Life was good for the African Americans. They had all their rights and now they could be normal people. Blacks were elected to state governments and Congress. All told, 600 Black Republicans joined state legislatures, 14 went to the U.S. House of Representatives, and 2 went to the U.S. Senate. Six African Americans became lieutenant governors, and thousands more held lesser offices, including judges and sheriffs. But, the whole nation was going through the Reconstruction stage.
Abolishing Slavery Causes Many Issues Although the African Americans were given their rights, Southerners did many things to try and get slaves back. The Southern elite, which still controlled the remnants of the Southern states, tried to answer this challenge by implementing so-called Black Codes--basically, an attempt to control the movement of former slaves and force them to work. But, white racists started making band of racist groups, including the Ku Klux Klan, and began a campaign of terrorism and murder across the South. To prevent this from worsening, the government passed the 14th and 15th amendment. Life for the African Americans did get better, but hadnâ€™t completely been better.
African Americans were finally free! They can finally get their rights.
Groups like the Ku Klux Klan were forming. They did terrible things like launching African Americans and killing them.
The Civil War
By: Pahul Warya
The Civil War was the deadliest war America had ever fought. It was war that was fought between the North and the South. This was the bloodiest war of the 19th century. In a span of four years (1861-1865), more than 650,000 people were killed. By the spring of 1865 all the principal Confederate armies surrendered, and when Union cavalry captured the fleeing Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Georgia on May 10, 1865, resistance collapsed and the war ended. Many had a tough time trying to recover from this deadly war. The Civil War and Slavery The Civil War and Slavery are related to each other. Many say that slavery was the major cause of the Civil War. The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. Also, the Southerners said that they werenâ€™t given their state rights. Because of these issues, the South succeeded from the United States of America. They made their own nation called, The Confederate States of America. President Lincoln didnâ€™t approve of this, and wanted them to come back. So, the Civil War started. Because North won the Civil War, slavery had officially been banished and the South came back to the United States of America. This is how the Civil War and Slavery related.
This is a timeline of slavery from beginning to end.
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