Race Problems in America
Slavery in America.
Slaves were treated horrible back then. Slaves would often work 18 hours a day. They would be whipped if they didn't pick enough cotton in a days work. Sometimes owners would whip their slaves for entertainment. If a slaves was caught trying to escape they would be whipped. Slaves were not allowed to learn how to read or write because they're owners were afraid that they would try to write letters to escape. Slaves were not allowed to attend church or even pray. Family's were sold away from each other. Slaves were allowed to have children but they feared them being sold away from them. Common jobs for slaves were picking cotton and farming.
The Civil War lasted for 4 years. The South was fighting to end slavery while North was trying to end it but preserve the union. Lincoln was against slavery. In 1862 he issued he Emancipation Proclamation that freed all slaves in states that were rebellion. After issuing the main focus of the war was to free slavery. When the war first started its original purpose was to preserve the union. Slavery was officially ended in 1865 when the 13th amendment was ratified making slavery illegal in the United States.
Improving Race Relations
Race Relations in America
The one idea that I have to improve race relations in America is to make a class in school one day a week. The class will be for kids in 1st grade through 3rd grade. The kids will attend the class one day a week for 45 minutes. The class will include how to get eliminate racism and try to improve race relations. The student will be taught at early age not to judge anyone for their type of skin. The class will also teach them not to follow stereo types. The class will be required for every elementary school.