Improve Race Relations in America
Slavery in America
Slavery began when the European merchants started the triangular trade route. The triangular trade was a route were items and good were traded between the countries. Many slave ships traveled the path and the slave ships were ships that took blacks and brought them to the USA. Most of the slaves went to the south because they grew cotton there which made many people rich. Then the cotton gin was invented which gave the south more money to get more slaves and make them even richer. Many of the slaves in America were treated poorly. The slaves had very little to eat and were mostly in very bad conditions. They went to bed very late and had to wake up early to pick crops. When the slaves did any thing they were not supposed to do they were whipped. The slaves were very limited to do anything they were not aloud to read or right or if they were caught they would be punished. If the slaves were caught running away they would be beaten harshly or even killed. It took until 1865 for slavery to be illegal in the united states with the 13th amendment to the US constitution. Many wars happened to stop slavery. Such as the civil war which the north had won which had taken 4 years to actually end. President Lincoln view on slavery was that it should be stopped and that the slaves should be free. The civil war was the war that stop slavery for the most part and the emancipation Proclamation made the civil war into a war.