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Slavery in America

it talked about slavery in america

aniqa aftabi

on 2 March 2013

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Transcript of Slavery in America

Slavery In United States History of Slavery in United States Slavery in America began when first African slaves were brought to united states to the north American colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. Slavery was practice throughout the American colonies in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and african american slaves helped to build the economic foundation of the new nations. Slavery in Colonial America About 600,000 slaves were imported into the U.S. Life expectancy was much higher in the U.S. (because of generally better food, less disease, lighter work loads, and better medical care) so the numbers of African slaves grew rapidly. From 1770 to 1860, the rate of natural growth of North American slaves was much greater than the population of any nation in Europe. Importance of Slavery In U.S. history The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 solidified the central importance of slavery to the South's economy. It also increases the demand of slavery in United States. Treatment in Slaves The treatment of slaves in the United States widely depend on conditions, times and places. Treatment was generally characterized by brutality, degradation, and inhumanity. Slaves were punished by whipping, shackling, hanging, beating, burning, mutilation, branding, and imprisonment. Treatment was usually harsher on large plantations. Slave code Slave code was establish to help regulate the relationship between slaveholders and slaves. Slave codes have common features, even though each states had specific codes depending on it's regional laws. End of the Slavery Civil War against Slavery By the mid-19th century, America's westward provoked a great debate over slavery that would tear the nation apart in the American Civil War (1861-65). Though the Union victory freed the nation's 4 million slaves, the legacy of slavery continued to influence American history. In 1865 The Civil War ends. The Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery throughout the United States. On June 19 slavery in the United States effectively ended when 250,000 slaves in Texas finally received the news that the Civil War had ended two months earlier. Important Figures against slavery John Quincy Adams He succeeded in making slavery subject to parliamentary debate. He also argued successfully on behalf of the Amistad rebels, African blacks who had staged a revolt on Spanish slave ship called Amistad and were tried for mutiny and murder. Henry Bibb He established a colony for escaped slaves. He also founded Canada's first African American newspaper, Voice of the Fugitive. Samuel Cornish He founded Freedom's Journal, the first African American newspaper in New York, and later edited the Colored American.
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