Will America Become Racial-Diverse?

How we are changing America's ways of racial diversity.

Slavery in America.

The New World, 1619, the Settlers trade goods to England to receive slaves from Africa. The Triangle Trade was when Early America was being developed, Settlers would grow cash crops such as tobacco to sell of to England. After America's trade, England would make weapons for the rich African kings to use in wars. In return, Africa would use prisoners of war to send to America. Because the population in the South was not as dense in the North, more slaves were needed. Slaves were need in America to help increase to output of goods. Because of high production rates in America, The cotton gin made it faster to produce cotton and increased the need of slaves.

In America, slaves were treated badly. Working more than ten hours a day and beaten if caught being inactive or a nuisance. Slaves were punished by having their ears removed, branded, whipped, beaten by clubs, or getting foot cut off. Slaves were not allowed become educated. The White folk wanted them cut off from society. They can marry and have children because plantation owners wanted future slaves.

It took until 1865 to abolish slavery in America. The thirtieth amendment states " Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States". In 1776, The Declaration of Independence was signed but did not end slavery. In 1787, the U.S Constitution was adopted and was a "Great Compromise" of America between Northern and Southern states that declared a slave was 3/5 of a man. in 1846, Fredric Douglas's narrative is published. Fredric was born in to slavery in 1818 and escaped. His Narrative called "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: an American Slave". In 1861, the Civil War started after a dispute in Kansas known as "Bleeding Kansas". Forward to the year of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

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Is There a Racial problem in America?

America's Racial Problem

Unfortunately, there still is racial discrimination in America. There are many continuous protest around the nation. These cities include Ferguson and Cleveland. The protest are the for the same reason. Caucasian police officers injuring and killing African Teenagers. protesting tensions are increasing so much that S.W.A.T team units and National Guard are called in. A typical stereotype on African Americans are that they live in poorly developed communities.

One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War and the thirteenth amendment, tensions are still high. Racial groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Black Panthers do not assist the problem to be resolved, but, make it worse. we will never be able to forget our dark history. It does not work that way. We have to learn about the Civil War is to prevent another war. The Civil War is equal to World War II, hence, the Germans had death camps. We should never forget the Civil War.

My idea to help resolve the Race relations problem in America is to build a statue in every major city in America. The statue will include a free slave and an Union Soldier freeing him. The State will have engraved "Donec omnis homo est liber, omnes servi sumus" or in English, Until every man is free, we are all slaves. The statue will be made of bronze and have a golden American flag pedestal. The statue will be names "Free as a star" and be 33.1 feet tall. The flag pole will be 13. 1 feet tall and the Soldier will be 17.76 feet tall. It will be placed at a park. In Cleveland, it will be placed at the African-American Heritage gardens. We will have the Presidents name etched in the bronze. This will prove that this generation will become Racial Diverse.

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Construction of " Free as a star"

Friday, April 22nd 2016 at 12:30pm

Cleveland, OH, United States

Cleveland, OH

This statue will be built in the African American heritage Gardens in Cleveland on MLK Drive. There will be vendors in the area with food.

A Brief History Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president was born on February 12, 1809 in a small cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Abe was a soldier in the American/Mexican war. He ran for congress and later ran for president. Lincoln played a huge rule in the American Civil War in 1861- 1865. His main tactic was to keep the Union states together and keep slavery out of the North. Halfway through the war, Abe's focus was to free the northern slaves.His greatest dilemma was the death of his son, Willie. In 1863, Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address after 51,000 causalities. After the North won the war, Abe was assassinated in the Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.

About the Author

Jack Tavano, from Northeast Ohio attends middle school. He has plans to be a NASA Flight Director and receive a PhD. in Physics .