Race Relation in America

Written by: Autumn Sargent

The beginning of slavery

Slavery began when the European merchants started the Triangular Trade. The Triangular Trade was a system in which slaves, crops, and manufactures were traded between Africa, the Caribbean, and the American colonies. They transported slaves through a slave ship. The ship especially takes slaves in and out of Africa.

slaves were treated poorly

Slaves in America were treated poorly. slaves worked 15-16 hours a day, they got little time to sleep and eat and because of that they were always tired from doing hard work out in the field. If they were to rested even on their shovel or took a break even for 15 seconds they would get punished. The marks on their back were so painful that sometimes they couldn't sleep at all that night. resting is not the only thing that they were not allowed to do. They were not allowed to go to school because if they went to school they would learn how to read and write. Their master thought they would steal a piece of paper and pen to write to someone and ask for help. They were allowed to have children though, even in some cases they would have children with their masters, but their children stayed slaves even if it was the masters kid. They were not allowed to sell the children away from their parents until a certain age but they did that anyway. When the slaves got caught running away they were whipped some times even killed. They were literally treated like property. Their masters changed there names , sold them for money, and made them do hard work for their own need. They weren't allowed to speak without permission or stare at a white person, and they defiantly were not allowed after dark.
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End of Slavery

It took until 1865 for slavery to be illegal in the united stated with the 13th Amendment to the u.s. constitution.