Short term impact: Nat Turner led a rebellion against whites and slave owners, killed 55 people and left whites terrified that there would be other slave rebellions so they made more severe slave codes. Long term impact: In the United states now we do not have slavery and that is mainly because Nat Turner stood up to slavery through his rebellion. He also inspired others to stand up for themselves. Thesis: Nat Turner was a brave, daring, rebellious, African American slave that took a motivational stand against slavery because he was tired of seeing innocent people suffer for no reason, this was the impetus for the civil war. The Heart of the story: Nat Turner led a rebellion of slaves that took a big part of ending slavery and he let people know everyone should be treated equally.
Between 1885 and 1915, racism was rampant in America. White supremacy was the popular view of the time, and African-Americans were deemed ignorant and inferior. This dark era of American history was oppressive for the poor, uneducated Africans attempting to peacefully coexist and recover from their prior years of slavery. However, many issues during this time proved to be substantial roadblocks on the way to racial equality. Relations between the Africans and Caucasians were incredibly negative; blacks were victims of constant discrimination and abuse.
The land included in this act was of very poor quality because of its location or it had previously been robbed of nutrients by the economically taxing cash crop plantation system. Furthermore, Thaddeus Steven’s Land Reform bill, which included confiscating ex-slave owners’ land and providing freedmen families with 40 acres and a mule, on the grounds that it infringed upon property rights. The same argument used to defend a person’s right to own slaves was used again to stop the representatives from pushing this bill forward. Radical Republicans demonstrated how they valued their own well-being over that of blacks because property rights were too sacred to the
Mr. Kipling also mentioned a quote of “your new caught sullen people half devil and half child”, meaning the slave’s children the whites were disgusted when the first saw the Africans when the travelers brought them back into the world. The Europeans have been brainwashing the African about their religion and to not speak their own language. Although, The white man had burden he the certain man did something good in return. For example: the white man took the Africans products and turned into great materials. In South of Africa, Great Britain was known to take gold and diamonds and turns into Jewelry, metal, wiring, fuel, coins etc.
After the Civil War, African Americans went from bondage into gaining liberty. Twentieth President James A. Garfield stated, “The elevation of the Negro race from slavery to the full rights of citizenship is the most important political change we have known since the adoption of the constitution.” However, the centuries of racism, prejudice, and devaluation took its toll on Southern society, and they would take another century before all Blacks could vote unhindered. The ratification of civil rights legislation created only a beginning of a change because the Emancipation Proclamation failed to free all slaves, Whites did not view Blacks as social equals, and most Southern Whites would not cooperate with the new laws. The Emancipation
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, African American leaders developed a number of philosophies that targeted the problems African Americans faced. During this period of time African American faced many obstacles. As racism reached its high point, African Americans lost many civil rights gains that were created during Reconstruction. The Civil War Reconstruction was unsuccessful because it was supposed to guarantee full freedoms to all citizens to the freed slaves. As a result, many things like Anti-black violence, lynching, segregation, legal racial discrimination, and expressions of white authority increased.
During the 1800’s slavery had been an issue not only around the country but throughout the world. It created many disputes and caused many violent outbursts. There was even a war fought over the right to own slaves. To some they thought slavery was unjust and inhumane but to others they thought that it was the only way to make profit. However in 1865 the constitution finally outlawed slavery in the us.
Sanford illustrated a consequence of Manifest Destiny as well. What began as one man’s desire for freedom completely changed the status of every slave and free black person in the United States. In fact, the Dred Scott decision ruled that the black slaves of the country were not even technically citizens. This ruling repulsed many of the Northerners that were against slavery., further increasing the tensions between the North and the South. The oppression of slaves eventually lead to John Brown’s Raid, in which Brown attempted to inspire slaves to free themselves.
10 million survived the journey across the Atlantic. An injustice in our American History was when Africans were continually taken from their homes, forced to endure cruelty from their owners, other white people, and denied the same rights as other Americans. First of all, taking Africans away from their families, home, and treating them crudely as they were brought to America to become slaves was an injustice in history. Many times when slave traders brought slaves, they had to find a tribe of Africans to take to America. The traders would take the strong men, women, and children leaving the weak and old alone and unprotected.
Organizations like these, detrimentally hurt the modernization of the South, leaving them in the dust ibn comparison to the north. The north believed the Southern Black men had to rely on their own resources, and not demand any further assistance from the north. The north got them their freedom, but for the most part didn’t want much to do with them after that. Whites in the south just saw them as a great big joke when they were holding office, or when they thought they had an impact on politics. This was the case because for an incredibly long amount of time blacks were made the inferior race, white men handicapped their growth and intelligence, making them simply into a labor force that couldn’t even think for themselves.