Allison Yi 10/17/16 10th Grade Global History Period 7 Introduction: Revolutions were significant events in history that dramatically affected the rights of the inhabitants. The Latin American revolution as well as the Haitian revolution were led to gain independence from the colonial power of France, Spain, and Portugal. The Latin American revolution led by Simon Bolivar and the Haitian Revolution have both similarities and differences as they both started due to the want for political, economic and social changes. BP1 Topic Sentence: The Latin American and Haitian revolution were both started due to the want for social change because of the inhumane treatment they were receiving. At Saturday, April 20, 1793, many of the slaves revolted in order to gain freedom.
709). This unintentionally lit the fire of a revolution. I believe that the Haitian Revolution was the most revolutionary because of the destruction and horrifying state it caused in the world around the island as well as the island itself. The Ways of the World describes that “the slaves burned 1,000 plantations and killed hundreds of whites as well as mixed-race people” (The Ways of the World, pg. 709).
Dionysius indicated that there was persecution before the edict but the edict itself turned many believers away from the church. He told Fabius about Christians being forced to sacrifice and some attempting to flee. Those who attempted to flee would be captured, bonded, and imprisoned. If they still refused to sacrifice after their imprisonment, they would most likely be tortured (Novak 122). The bishops of Rome, Jerusalem, and Antioch were all arrested in the early stages of the decree.
The author, Olaudah Equiano, writes about his distinctive experience by expressing himself exposing his observative, vibrant, and emotional self. Abolitionists everywhere should read and share Equiano's narrative because it reveals the horrible realities of the slave trade and shatters stereotypes by presenting a slave who is intelligent and emotional. The narrative exposes the cruelty and ignorance of the nominal Christians who brutally treated the innocent slaves and managed the slave ship. A cargo filled with African slaves awaited for the young man as he embarked a journey of misery: “ When I looked around the ship...a multitude of black people of every description chained together, every one of their countenances expressing dejection and sorrow(Equiano 58).” They escorted the young boy to
Despite the common opinion, voodoo rituals didn’t include drinking animal blood, sacrifices, snakes, sexual content etc. Still it was frightening enough for the white plantation owners and they forbid the slaves to study voodoo. The plantation owners had baptized them all as Catholics but voodoo was still practiced secretly. The salves also incorporated Christianity with their native beliefs, they included some Catholic saints, prayers, statues and candles in their voodoo belief. Voodoo had come to the United States, when the slaves in Haiti were sold to the West Indies, mostly to New Orleans.
The colonists started to get angry because of the taxes being put upon from the British and it started to escalate from there. Another difference was that the colonists/Patriots had allies to fight off the British and the Haitians did not get any allies, they fought the war on their own. Unlike the reason for the American Revolution, the Haitian Revolution was about the slaves trying to gain freedom. The revolution was more of a slave rebellion and it is said that it was the most successful one in our history. These differences are significant to say that they were not common in a lot of
This decision proved controversial as many said it turned the province into a police state. In addition, the October Crisis contributed to the creation of a new act and marked the final use of the WMA. Trudeau ended the WMA on April 30, 1971, and, on July 21, 1988, the
She described “slave catchers prowling the streets, pouncing on African Americans without warning, breaking into their houses, destroying their shops and carrying them off.” (Appleby 290) She also told of white and African American Bostonians who rallied to resist the kidnappers. Harriet Beecher Stowe took all of this into account and produced an anti-slavery novel that puts brings the reader into the perspective of slave life. The book became very popular, selling 300,000 copies. For northerners, the book was powerful. It brought a feeling of pity and outrage onto whites, whose experiences had never fell close to those of slaves.
The term Reconstruction is used because this was the period in time when the federal government was trying to get restore the seceded states to the Union. The Reconstruction Era was made of unique political conflict and of in-depth changes in the American government. At the national level, new laws and constitutional amendments permanently altered the federal system and the definition of citizenship. Reconstruction Era for African Americans resulted in a lack of sustenance and medical care which in effect caused a high death rate for African Americans, especially for the children. The parts of cities that African Americans where in or an entire cities would be run down and in ruins.
She talks about how she was treated by Dr. Flint "But Dr. Flint swore he would kill me, if I was not as silent as the grave." Although in Jacobs narrative she was treated, in Douglass' his grandmother was whipped "The louder she screamed, the harder he whipped, and where the blood ran fastest, there he whipped the longest." He also talks about how bad women had it "He would whip her to make her scream, and whip her to make her hush; and not until overcome, would he cease to swing the blood-clooted cowskin." Then he talks about how slavery was like hell "It was the blood-stained gate, the entrance to the hell of slavery, through which I was about to pass." The counterclaim will talk about how Fredrick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs narrative talk about how how women had it worse than men did.