Slavery in America
slavery began in America when the European merchants began the triangular trade. The slaves were transported by slave ships, slave ships were ships that took the slaves in chains from Africa to America. Slaves were needed in America because of the high industry for cotton. Their were more slaves in the southern part of the country because their was more plantations and cotton farms. But when the cotton gin was invented it made the demand for slave labor much higher because more cotton was demanded .
Slaves were never treated very well, in fact they often only had one or two meals a day. They also only got about 5 to 7 hours of sleep a night. Slaves were allowed to have children, often because the children would be profitable for the slave owner. Slaves were often punished with whips or paddles which they would be whipped or beaten with. They were treated as property to the slave owners, like if they ran away and someone like police officer found them they would be returned to their "owner". Often if a slave was caught running away they could expect a very brutal and savage beating from their "master". They could also expect some punishment done to their feet for "running' away.
Slavery ended in America in 1865 in the United States (13th amendment). What lead to the end of slavery was the war, abolitionist, the Emancipation Proclamation ,the Union and many more. Also Abraham Lincoln and abolitionists thought slavery was wrong and that every man is created equal. It also probably helped that Abraham Lincoln was an abolitionist against slavery.
Slavery even in its prime was still wrong by some people like abolitionists and many other non political figures. Such as average people, many thought slavery was wrong. But also many thought it was just a good thing of industry, get work done faster. Also people didn't mind not having to pay their workers.
plan to improve race relations
this is where slaves were housed, it was called a slave pen.
slaves were most often punished with whips.
their was a high demand for cotton in those days so slaves were mostly used for picking cotton.(more down south)