In the South, blacks were disfranchised, lived under a segregationist regime enforced by violence, and found fewer avenues for escape from crushing poverty"(Leuchtenburg, William). Because of all this Roosevelt felt bad for the African Americans and therefore he wanted to help all of them. since he offered to help them, they began to trust him and believe in him, that he can get their rights. Roosevelt never thought it was right for the African Americans to get treated the way they did. He showed this in a way that a lot of people would find out
So, Thomas Jefferson was an open-minded person, that he wanted to see it for himself about the life of a slave was, yes it true that he had racist belief, but I wouldn’t call him a racist per say. I would call him as an individual open-minded person that agree with the people but in his own way, basically he makes racist comment, but his action give the slave a chance of freedom, even if it means death, along with the thousands of another slave until the civil war, and some slave from that time weren’t free or have equal right, however, they did get to vote. Before Jefferson death he free few
I think it was a hard time for black people. They worked in the fields and the main house for their white masters. They never got reward for a good job. As a slave you had housing an leftovers to feed your family.
Slave owning and slavery in general had a lasting impression on the way the South functions. The validity of the statement completely falls through; the statement makes a false argument on how slavery affected the United States. Slavery in the Antebellum South led to not only an extremely successful growth in economics, but also enhanced the social diversity and community developments between whites and blacks. The economic structure in the Antebellum South, truly improved with the influx of slavery.
With the economy of the United States just starting up many people needed to find a new cheap form of labor. The answer was simple, slavery. The idea of slavery created lots of tension between the Northern and Southern states during the 1800s. Some argued for slavery was beneficial but they were wrong. Once you look at the religion, the declaration of independence and from the way slaves are treated you will see that slavery is the greatest form of injustice placed upon people of another race.
This impacted the slave communities culture by changing their cultural constructs. "Africans and Indians fought with each other, claimed to be each other, and allied together for common goals" (Document 9) This document proves that trans-Atlantic slave trade inflicted a new culture upon African slaves, also know as the maroon community. The maroon community was made up of ex-slaves or runaways. By being apart of this community, it gave them a new outlook on them being away from their previous home.
Respect is a very tremendous morality followed by a variety Native Americans. Elders always tell you to be respectful and Tunkasila (the creator) will award you. As being a Native American myself, I’ve been told to respect your elders, and your parents. Native Americans take great pride in their values, and ways of being. Respect will always be followed by the Native Americans.
Certainly there is a difference between the time when posters of lynched black men were published and graves of Klu Klux Klan members were treated with admiration (Document E) and when it was seen as commonplace that, “Whereas it is essential to just government we recognize the equality of all men before the law… whatever nativity, race, color, or persuasion” (Document C). In the same vein, it is hard to tell exactly what freedoms were actually offered to slaves after Reconstruction. Certainly, there were more legal freedoms and protections. However, those freedoms and protections usually weren’t respected in the south. Sometimes they were contested in courts, with people arguing that certain acts were government overreach (Document F) or complaining that, “Mere discriminations on account of race” (Document G) should still be acceptable.
Reconstruction in 1865 through 1877 was terminated by Southern men due to their lack of acceptance of African Americans in restricting their political rights, not following the North’s precedence of equality, and the assassination of many a men by their ever so popular Klan. Reformation began after the Civil War which was fought over sectional differences and heavy slavery in the South. Southerns had always been pro slavery which contributed to their low treatment of African Americans as a whole. Once the South lost the War they could no longer legally enslave African Americans, but that did not change their persona in the eyes of the rich white men. Equality was a concept for white men according to the South, especially considering that
“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.
Tolerance, briefly, means the ability to accept a “different” group of people, culture, or religion from what someone may be used to. For example, during Peter Stuyvesant’s reign as governor, there was vast amount of diverse people coming to New Amsterdam because of the religious freedom that was offered. However, Peter Stuyvesant attempted to turn away twenty-three Sephardic Jews, coming from Recife, Brazil, but was unsuccessful. The Dutch West India Company chastised Peter Stuyvesant and said,” The conscience of men ought to be free and unshackled, so long as they continue moderate, peaceable,… and not hostile to government” ( Jackson and Dunbar 33). The policy of the Dutch West India Company was of open arms to all religions and in return they asked for cooperation, profit, and law abiding citizens.
Great observation, I’m surprised you chose the Virginia colony because of their location of being in the south and through my reading and research; I found the south to be a cruel place for a slave. The southern colonies had extreme tough slave code laws as the Northern colonies were more lenient. I stated in my discussion, in the south, the slave population was outweighing the north and as it was stated in the text, slavery that developed in the southern colonies became almost standard (Reich, 2011, p. 124). The state of Virginia pride was tobacco and they need workers to work their plantations and even though Indenture servants existed during this period, they were viewed as being more of financial burdens the African American slaves.
Very informative post. African American slaves took on many jobs and worked on large plantations, small farms, towns and cities, inside homes, in the outfields and in the industries. Most slaves worked the field on cotton plantation in the southern regional. Surprisingly, three quarter of the white elites in the South never owned a slave. This implies that the image of the South as a place where there were plantations all over and that the whole white population remains to be a myth.