Eli Whitney's Abolition Of Slavery In The United States

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The American Revolution, was an inspiration to black people and they’d hoped the words and rules of the Patriots go for them as well. But that wasn’t the case. When all of the Armies had gone away from the land, we were a country of farmers founded by notions of freedom. We had over 700,000 slaves working in the US at its birth. They had no rights to anything and this would last generations. A slave that worked in a house named Monbet overheard that there was a new constitution that stated all men were free. So in 1781, she ran away to a nearby town where she convinced a young lawyer to file a suit. Her argument was that, slavery violated the most basic principle of the American Revolution and that was that all men were created equal. This…show more content…
They’d come to plot out a revolt, Summoned by a young man named Gabriel. His plans were to seize Virginia’s capital and kidnap its Governor. This would be used to end slavery with negotiation. But this would never take place, due to a violent storm taking place causing Gabriel to postpone. But when the storm went, two slaves snitched and told their masters what would take place. This caused the rebels to be rounded up, and sentenced to death. In 1781, Eli Whitney invented a machine that launched the Industrial Revolution. As well as launched a new phase about black freedom, were overwhelmed by the need for black labor. The slave masters made lots of money off of the cotton they’d produced. So the wanted to produce more and this caused them to buy more slaves. To feed king cotton more than 1 million slaves were taken to the deep…show more content…
Once they killed all except the baby. Nat and the rebels were joined by 3 of Travis’ slaves. Despite Nat’s early success, There were barely any slaves trying to join Nat and the others. The end of this Rebellion came when a white militia came and killed 7 slaves. !2 of the rebels ran off on Nat. Eventually 56 slaves were caught and sentenced to death. After this, White mobs formed and killed over 200 slaves. Nat Turner was tried on November 5, 1831 and sentenced to death. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, was an important part of the Compromise of 1850. On one side, Southerners sought to strengthen the fugitive slave laws. On the other side, Northerners sought to respect the Constitution’s fugitive slave clause and thereby preserve the Union by accommodating Southern anger over the fugitive slave issue. The act Represented this effort to hold this country together. Much longer than its 1793 predecessor, the 1850 provided for the federal commissioners to conduct hearing to grant or deny certificates permitting slave owners to retake fugitive slaves. Slave owners could either seize the person suspected of being a fugitive or they could issue out a warrant directing a federal marshal to arrest the alleged fugitive before taking a person to a commissioner for a

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