Slavery in America
By: Seth Plymel
How did slavery begin?
Slaves in America were treated poorly. A typical day for a slave was not so good. They had very few actual days. Slaves generally have Sundays off and holidays such as Christmas and the Fourth of July. Slaves in the field normally worked from sunrise till sundown. They did't have anything special when it came to food. They were fed normally corn and some type of meat. Slaves were punishes by whipping, shackling, hanging, beating, burning, mutilation, branding and imprisonment. If a slave was caught running away the punishment would be very severe.
It took until 1865 for slavery to be illegal in the United States with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Abraham Lincoln had no intentions of ending slavery were it existed. The Emancipation Proclamation broadened the goals of the Civil War. Lincoln knew that if he won the war he would now be freeing thousands of slaves. Lincoln had a a view on slavery that if he could save the union without freeing a single slave he would. If he could save the union with freeing every slave he would. Abraham's main goal was to just win the war and free the slaves in the south if he could do so.
My plan to improve race relations in America
It is so hard to forget our country's history supporting slavery because it had such a big impact of America. Slavery plays a big part in our history so it's hard to talk about American history without talking about slavery.