In 1492 a man named Christopher Columbus sailed to our world and almost 200 years later America came to be. Throughout the years leading up to this revolution a lot of things had to happen. This essay will be explaining how the british control led to a revolution in colonial America. In 1764 Britain introduced the Stamp Act(Document 2).
At the age of 9, Baumfree was sold at an auction to John Neely. She was sold twice more with the next two years, her final destination was residing under the owner John Dumont. It was during these years that Baumfree learned to speak English for the first time, her original language was Dutch. As she grew and worked, she birthed 5 children with two different slaves, the latter she married. It was recorded that John Dumont promised to emancipate Baumfree in late 1826, however he did not follow through on his promise.
Frederick Douglass, the most successful runaway slave that ever was. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born directly into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland to his mother, Harriet Bailey and his father, who is said to be Anthony Aaron . His birth year is thought to be around 1818 however the exact date is unknown. He later chose to celebrate his birthday on February 14th.
In fact, her father was Colonel William Smith, clerk of Suffolk county. Anna married Patriot judge Selah Strong III in 1760. They had a farm of 9.3 square miles in Setauket, New York and had nine children together. However, Anna and Selah were separated for the majority of the Revolutionary War.
The Life of Sojourner Truth: An Abolitionist Sojourner Truth, whose original name was Isabella Baumfree, was born in Upstate New York in around 1797. In that day, the birthdays of children born into slavery were not kept track of, so the exact date of Isabella’s birth is not known. She grew up in a slave family with 11 siblings. In 1843, Isabella Baumfree changed her name to Sojourner Truth.
Fidel was a Cuban leader that established the 1st communist state in the Western Hemisphere. Fidel was the 3rd of six children including his two brothers, Raul and Ramon; and three sisters, Angelita, Emma and Augustina. His dad, Angel, was a wealthy sugar plantation owner from Spain. His mom Lina Gonzalez, had been a maid to Angel's first wife, Maria Argota, at the time of Fidel's birth. When Fidel was 15, his father dissolved his first marriage and marroed Fidel's mother, also at the of age 17, Fidel was formally recognized by his father and his name was changed from Ruz to Castro.
George Washington, was born on his father’s Plantation on Pope’s Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732. When George was eleven, his father died, leaving all that his plantation to his older sons. George, when he was 19, wanted
Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree (also known as “Belle”) in Swaterkill, New York. Her exact date of birth could is unknown because children born into slavery did not have their birth date recorded. Sojourner’s parents were both slaves. Her father, James Baumfree, was captured in the African country Ghana, and her mother, Elizabeth was born to slaves in a country in West Africa known as Guinea (CAAM).
Sojourner Truth was born the year 1797 (they don’t know the exact month or date she was born only the year) in New York. At birth she was named Isabella Baumfree, but she later renamed herself Sojourner Truth. Her parents James and Elizabeth Baumfree, were believed to have ten to twelve kids, Sojourner Truth being one of the youngest. She was born into slavery, but when she was nine she was sold at an auction with a flock of sheep for one hundred dollars. At the time she only knew how to speak Dutch.
Araminta Ross had four older siblings also in slavery, however, she would soon have a total of eight siblings. In total, the Ross family had five girls and four boys. Araminta Ross had many jobs as a young child, in which she was whipped severely. In the year of 1822, Ross, her mother, and her siblings were sold away from her father, to another owner.
Charleston, South Carolina was once the center of the slave trade in the thirteen colonies. Slave auctions were held on the the street almost everyday in Charleston, South Carolina. Priscilla was bought at one of these auctions by a rice planter named Elias Ball. She arrived there in July, 1756, she was ten. She came as an orphan, no family, no home.
Agrippa Hull was a black Patriot who was born a free man. He was born on March 7, 1759 in Northampton, Massachusetts. His mother name was Bathsheba Hull and his father name is unknown because he died when he was an infant. His mother raised him until he was six years old, when she sent him to live with a free black family.
During the 1800’s, those who saw social prejudice or corruption started many reform movements to correct the difficulties in America. The Second Great Awakening really helped shape the United States into a religious nation and paved the way through the reform movements, while stressing individual choice that caused an uprising in denominations leading to followers by the masses. Antislavery abolitionism became a movement mostly because of influence from the religious revival that was taking place, and demonstrating to all of those religious that slavery is a sin. Reformists of the antislavery movement transformed their thoughts forward of equality to all people, no matter their race.
“Strong people stand up for themselves.” Chris Gardner once stated, “Stronger people stand up for others.” Chris Gardner is an American motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist. He gives inspirational speeches around the world in hopes of inspiring and leading others to reach their full potential and becoming the best they can be. He challenges everyone to find true happiness and live life to the fullest.