Slavery Dbq Essay

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Did you know that "All of England's North American colonies allowed slavery and in he late 1700s"? Slavery had disappeared in England and in the Mid-Atlantic colonies by the end of the 1700s. Enslavement of the Africans was still going on, even though it had disappeared in England and in the Mid-Atlantic colonies. At the end of the Civil War enslavement of the Africans had finished. The way slavery was practiced in England, in the Mid-Atlantic colonies, and in the southern colonies was similar and different in many ways. The way slavery was practiced in England, in the Mid-Atlantic colonies, and in the southern colonies was similar in many ways. For example, in document 1 Fontaine says, "As to your second query, if enslaving our fellow creatures …show more content…

It's the people's choice whether to follow this or not, and they will put the blame on others and take it off themselves. When Fontaine writes this, he doesn't seem to believe this, because he says, "It is, to be sure, at our choice whether we buy them or not, so this then is our crime, folly, or whatever you please to call it." Fontaine seems to be unsure of what he is saying, but at the end, he comes to a conclusion of saying, that it's the people's blame to take, and it all depends on the person itself. Abigail Adams also agrees with Fontaine, because of what she says in document 2, "-fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have. You know my mind upon this Subject." What Abigail Adams is trying to say in this quote is that everyone has equal rights. Theodore …show more content…

For example, in document 4, the fugitive slave advertisement wrote, "Whoever takes up said Negro, and secures him in any goal, or brings him to me, shall be entitled to the above reward of Three Pounds proc. and all reasonable charges, paid by John Corliss." What the fugitive slave advertisement means by this is that they will do anything and everything to get the fugitive back. After they have gotten back the fugitive, they will punish him. The fugitive slave advertisement is against equality and freedom of slaves. The fugitive slave advertisement wants to see slaves suffer. In document 5, Cato, a former slave, says, "but I am told the assembly are going to pass a law to send us all back to our masters." When Cato says this, he means that, the assembly is against equality and freedom of slaves, but even so, he wants "the sweets of freedom". When he writes "the sweets of freedom", he means that he wants to know how it feels to be free and not live the life that he is living. Cato doesn't like the way he and the other slaves are living, he wants to be free and equalized. Both the fugitive slave advertisement and the assembly, are disgusted about equality and the freedom of all slaves. This is the evidence given of the way slavery being practiced differently in England, in the

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