Will We Improve Race Relations?
Slavery in America
Slaves were treated poorly, they lived a hard, cruel life. These people where treated like animals and barely had any rights. Most slaves worked from early in the morning to the sun set. Many slaves had a poor diet from the abandonment of the slave owners. The slave owners gave the bare minimum of food and clothing possible. The slaves lived in small stick houses with a dirt floor, the houses had cracks in the walls that allowed the flow of cold wind. The windows where made of small, thin sheets tied around the edge. Many slaves were punished if they were caught doing anything wrong. for example, if a master were to catch a slave not working, the slave would be punished. Being whipped, chained and tied would be one of the very many options of punishment. The slaves had no rights. He or she could not speak to a white man without being spoken to, they were also not allowed to read or write. The slave could not go to school but some could participate in church. Many slaves could do nothing more than cleaning what they have as shelter on their leisure time.
It took until 1865 for slavery to become illegal in the United States with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. One event that started the better future of the slaves was in 1784, one Methodist Church decided to denounce slavery. The people who are apart of this church had twelve months to set free their slaves, if they went against this, they were suspended. The second event was in the 1800s, The Second Great Awakening Began. This made Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists have African Americans join their church which lead to many more abolitionists in America. The third event was in 1846. An African American abolitionist decided to write a book based on his experience in slavery and how he escaped and wanted to share the horrors of slavery. This promoted abolition and improved social and economic conditions of African Americans. Finally, one of the most important events that lead to the end of slavery in America, the Emancipation Proclamation. This lead to the freeing of slaves in rebellious states in America.
This is a picture of what the houses slaves were allowed to live in.
This is a picture of the Triangular Trade and its path.
This is what most slaves spent days working in, the cotton field.
There are still racial tensions today world-wide.
I have a plan to create equality throughout the races. My plan is to make a new law that bans any racial slurs, remarks or comments. This new law will help change the stereotypes around the world. This law will make people more careful of what they say, they would want to avoid doing this because of the punishments that follow this act. If a person is caught making a racial remark, they will be fined and more punishments would be added. This law will be enforced throughout the U.S.