equal rights newspaper

Ethan S

slavery in America.

Slavery began when European merchants started the triangular trade. The triangular trade was when Europeans traded with Africans for people they captured and have them as slaves to America.The Africans who were sold ,were sold because they were prisoners. The Africans who traded the prisoners were giving weapons. They were transferred on slave ships. Slave ships were bad. The slaves were cramped in the bottom of the ship. They also got diseases on the ships and some died on the ships. A lot of slaves were needed in America because they were just starting out and there wasn't a lot of people there yet. So they needed a lot of help.The biggest reason they need help was because they need more people to help make the buildings. They were more slaves in the southern part of the country. By the time of the civil war there were no slaves in the Norths. Only freed slaves if they were in the north. There were so many slaves in the south because that's were all the cotton was grown. So with the slaves the plantations grew so they got even more slaves.Some slaves ate twice a day but the breakfast was really small.All of them ate dinner though. Slavery was effected by the cotton grin by the slaves being able the get more cotton. With the slaves getting more cotton the southerns got more slaves which helped grew the plantations. Getting more slaves and having the cotton grin and getting a lot of cotton made the slave owners rich. So that's why they were able to get larger plantations. The cotton grin made them also work longer. With the long hours , the many slaves, and all the cotton in the fields the slave owners/plantation owners really got rich.

Slaves in America were treated poorly. A typical day for a slaves was get it up early ,they didn't eat breakfast only dinner, it was really run down furniture if they had any, and some slaves cooked meals inside and he rest worked out in the cotton fields.If they didn't do good they got wiped and got scratches all over them.they also could have taken away their dinner which was their only meal and already wasn't large enough for them for the hours they took. Slaves weren't allowed to go to school. They weren't even allowed to learned. Some master read the bible to slaves , but slaves didn't go to church. slaves were allow to marry and have children but that didn't stop them from being separated sometimes. They were treated like property by them being sold and separated from families. They were also weren't given large living spaces to sleep and they had to be waken up early.If they were caught running away they were whipped and beaten or died.

It took until 1865 for slavery to be illegal in the United States of America with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. events from 1776 until 1865 that moved our country towards abolishing slavery is the underground railroad, slave abolihers , Abe Lincoln being president , and the civil war. Lincoln and the republican parties views on slavery was that slavery was evil. Also that slavery should be ended. The reasons for the Emancipation Proclamation to turn the Civil War to end slavery was because slavery was becoming worse.

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Plan to Improve Race Relations Article

There are still racial tensions in America today. There are problems with the police. Where sometimes the police harm the blacks. There are also problems with schools, housing, jobs, and others blacks might find unfair.

The legacy of slavery has contributed to these racial tensions . It is difficult to forget our country's history of supporting slavery because we had slaves for so long. We also had supported it for a long time.

The one idea I have to improve race relations in America is to tell kids at a young age about the opposite race. I would also have classes to help racist adults to be less racist.The classes would be about 1-2 hours long and 4 nights a week for 6 months.The class teacher would have to be graduated from at least 2 colleges and one of them would have to Harvard. Also the teacher would also have to be really strong . They would have to take special police training incase one of the students is violante . Besides being trained by the police they also have to be trained by the army if the students get violent .

Also besides just adults kids (age 6-12) will get he classes . They will be less hard for the kids , and the teacher will have to be graduated from one college. They will also have to take police training but not as intense. They won't have to be trained by the army . They will also have to be teached by another instructor to how to Handel the kids . Those classes to handel the kids will be 2 hours 2 a week. The classes to teach the kids will be 2 hours 5 times a week for 8 months . It will have fun activities for the children to learn not to be a racist. There will also be a class for teenagers (13-17) . The classes will be 4 hours a week 2 times a week for 9 months . Those classes will also have fun activities.

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