Race Relations in America
Slavery in America
Slaves in America were treated poorly. Slaves worked from sunrise to sunset. They had poor clothing they were bare foot most of the time. Slaves lived in small stick house with dirt floors there was cracks in the wall which let the cold in during the winters. Slaves did not get much food it was put to a minimum they were rely given meat. Slave were punished in many ways. They were whipped, burned, hang. The slaves got this when ever they disobeyed there servant or wasn't working right. Slaves could not go to school read or write. Slaves were allowed to get married because the slave-owners thought that it was a good idea so they could have more work out on the fields.
It took until 1865 for slavery to be illegal in the United States with the 13th Amendment the the U.S. Constitution. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence says "that all men are created equal. In that saying slavery still remain in the thirty of the new established- states. Then in 1865, when Abraham Lincoln becomes president, the Congress passed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which bans slavery from the entire United States. Then one year later they put the 13th Amendment into part of the Constitution. During this progress, Lincoln was assassinated and Vice President Andrew Jackson finished the presidency.
Slaves at work
Slaves worked until sunrise to sunset.
Slaves did not have not have good quality clothes.
Slaves had poor homes that were made out of wood.
Plan to Improve Race Relations
The legacy of slavery has contributed to these racial tensions. It is very hard to forget our country's history of supporting slavery because human beings were being treated horribly. They were whipped, hanged, a worked to death with no break or barley any food. Also, it is difficult because it is still going on today so we still see it happening it not as bad as it used to be. Back when we were trying to get rid of slavery it was very hard and many slaves ran away. Even though it is going on today many people don't realize it. Some families don't like talking about what happened or what is going on now cause they don't want there kids to be worried about there friends.
The one idea I have to improve race relations is to have a New Program about race relations in the United States. For my News Program, it will describe what happened when slavery is going on. I will interview many people in different states so people can know what is happening to other states not just theirs. During the New Program, we will have a slide show going and we will have people talking about what happened today and how it could get better. Also, we will have famous artist and movie stars come and talk about what they think. Your host will be Dr. Phil and Allison Seymour. Parents that don't know how to tell this to your kids you can get ideas from this news program. The New Program will be called Color Commentary and it will show every night around 9 PM.