Slavery in America
by Rico Gomez
How did Slavery Begin?
Slaves in America were treated very poorly.The typical day of a plantation slave was generally not very good. Many different sources would describe the slave's day as "Hell". The workday for a slave consisted of 15-16 hours per day; 6 days out of the week; the slaves get Sunday off. One aspects of a slave's day was to experience the hard labor that all the slaves felt.In the South, the weather was always considered to be good enough for working. If the slaves disobeyed their orders they would generally be whipped or have longer work hours. If a slave was caught running they would endure hours of punishment. For the slaves that escaped without being caught were extremely lucky and risky. Some punishments would lead to death, but most owners didn't want to kill their slaves that they paid good money for.
It took until 1865 for slavery to be illegal in the United States with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In 1776, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers, forbids its members from holding slaves.This was the start of change. In 1777 Vermont was the first of the thirteen colonies to abolish slavery and enfranchise all adult males. later then would the women be free. In 1793 the Fugitive Slave Act The United States outlaws any efforts to impede the capture of runaway slaves. then in 1863 Emancipation Proclamation President Abraham Lincoln decrees that all slaves in Rebel territory are free on January 1, 1863. Lincoln was against slavery more then the former presidents that served.
Improving Race Relations.
Not all of them do not believe , but that is the common group of people that do. I don't know why it is that this group acts like this, but i think it would have to do with slavery in the south many years ago. This group could think that their ancestors where ripped off or whatever it might be.
My plan to fix this would be complicated. I would put together a group, and we would be called ADF. That would is and acronym for Abolish Discrimination Forever. My group would ask blacks and whites if they would wanna relocate to another neighborhood, that is mainly a different race. Yes there is going to be people who are un-easy about it, but we will try our best to stop any conflict. If the people who are being raciest become a threat then we will move the family or person out of the area ASAP. Our group will also be in contact with police very often so any illegal treatment will come with a punishment.