Although slavery was declared over after the passing of the thirteenth amendment, African Americans were not being treated with the respect or equality they deserved. Socially, politically and economically, African American people were not being given equal opportunities as white people. They had certain laws directed at them, which held them back from being equal to their white peers. They also had certain requirements, making it difficult for many African Americans to participate in the opportunity to vote for government leaders. Although they were freed from slavery, there was still a long way to go for equality through America’s reconstruction plan.
The Puritans established the Northern colonies and the southern colonies were ruled by The house of burgesses. In the southern colonies the main people that inhabited the area were Catholics and protestants. The southern colonies ended up becoming excessively dependent on a plantation company that required slavery. Slavery was not a great solution to the labor problem but because a large portion or people owned a lot slaves and since that ownership was viewed as their wealth they were loathed to give up those slaves without financial compensation. Slavery was allowed in New England but very few people owned slaves.
I feel like there were more problems than the book mentioned but the main problems were still there. They did not want the slaves to be free and they did not want black men to gain equal rights as white men because the white men in the South believed that black men should not be considered equal to white men. The book did a good job of showing the view of the South and that is important because you need to look at both sides of the argument before you make a
Free states got an advantage as well when it was enforced that slaves would also be counted as three-fifths of a person for tax purposes. This has infamously become known as the 3/5 compromise. However, the issue of slavery was never solved in the Great Compromise. Free states knew that the Southern states wouldn’t accept the Constitution if it took away their rights to own slaves. Because of this, the only ruling in the Constitution that dealt with slavery was the Fugitive Clause which enforced Free states to help recapture runaway slaves who had escaped their masters' states.
This idea of slavery created a great division between the north and the south because many people who lived in the north did not agree with the southerns and their ideas of slavery. “Slavery became a key moral & emotional issue after
It took America hundreds of years for African Americans be freed from slavery and to have some of the same rights as the White American had. A major problem with fixing privileges and making them available to everyone is that people are resistant to change. People like having a pattern or routine for their life and do not like the new unexpected things added or changed to their life. Another major problem is that those with the privileges are not willing to easily give them up. People like having the privilege as it is a sort of power over those who do not have it and humans crave power.
Their goal was to end the racial discrimination and segregation amongst. They believed that slavery was a sin and that it was every American’s obligation to help free them back to Africa. Not many people agreed though. Both Northerners and Southerners did not support he ways of goals of the abolitionist. They thought that it threatened the racial social order and created economic instability.
Abolitionism had been quite a popular idea after the Revolution, but started to fade in the early 1800s. It wasn’t until white abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison resurged the movement with release of his newspaper, The Liberator. He and many others, including Frederick Douglass, demanded equal rights for African Americans, and condemned slavery as a sinful practice. They sought immediate emancipation, but many were opposed to their cause (mostly the South). Garrison founded a couple organizations to expand the movement, but his efforts were futile.
With the declaration of independence people started to see that the slaves were being mistreated. The Quakers rejected anyone who owned slaves. Slavery was declared illegal in 1807 by countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Slave trade started because people wanted help farming. As the practice of slavery grew more sophisticated over time, it grew more brutal.
They wanted nothing to do Britain because it prevented them from trading and communication with Britain 's enemies. This made sense for most of the colonists and saying that they will never be able to do what they want as a country if they are apart of a powerful yet despised empire of the world. Explain why it mattered that the colonists decided to break free It mattered a lot more than realized at the time because of the effect it had on the Colonies, Britain and the rest of the World. It allowed America to become free and prosper into a great nation. It also opened a gateway into something of a quarrel with many competing countries because they thought Great Britain was vulnerable because they had lost to their once controlled subjects, who were poorly trained and equipped with weapons to win a war.
“Defenders of slavery claimed that slaves were better off under that system of their own. Their masters provided for all their needs, so slaves did not have to be responsible for their own food, clothing, or housing.” Although they were given food, clothes, and a place to live, they were still treated in a very inhumane way. Slave owners abused them, called them every name that could possibly belittle them. That was normal for slave owners and slaves at the time, but now this type of behavior is illegal. Every slaves dream was to finally be free and to live out their dreams even if it meant they were going to struggle.
As a young democratic nation it was divided between two belief systems, free or enslaved backs. Slavery had a lot of complication when dealing with the national and state governments. When we go back to the Declaration of Independence we will notice the great emphasis on equality however this was not a national concept given to all. Slavery was a very controversial issue between the Northern and Southern States and what the Declaration of Independence stood for. While in the Northern part of the nation argued that Slavery was unconstitutional the Southern States fought to say that slaves were not considered people but material possessions