Improving Race Relations
Slavery In America
Slaves in America were treated poorly. A typical day for slaves i wake up early in the morning eat breakfast then they have to be in the farm by a certain time once they get in the farm they start working in the farm or were their slaves need to work they work till about 2:00 am go to bed and wake up at 6:00 am that is a typical slave day. Slaves were punished in a very cruel way if they didn't do something right or talk back to their owner or get caught reading or writing they were sometimes tied up and whipped several several times with a leather whip. The slaves where not allowed to go to school because the white people didn't want them to learn about how to rebel because they didn't want the slaves to rebel slavery. They were also not allowed to attend church. They were not allowed even though many of them did anyways. They were allowed to have kids but only with the master because those babies became slaves too when they grew older. If the slaves tried to run away and were caught there punishments were REALLY BAD if they were caught they would get toes cut off ears cut off or even feet cut off.
It took until 1865 for slavery to be illegal in the united states with the 13th amendment to the U.S. constitution. IN 1776 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the signing of the declaration of independence took place. In 1776 the society of friends also known as the Quakers says known of the members can have slaves. 1777, Vermont is the first of the 13 colonies to stop all slavery in their state.1780 a freedom clause in the Massachusetts constitution is interpreted as an abolishment of slavery. Massachusetts enfranchises all men regardless of race. Abe Lincoln wanted to stop slavery from growing i don't think he hated it at first but then he began to hate it more and more. The reason Lincoln made it a war to end slavery is because he didn't want other countries to join against them.