The Death Of The Slave By David Walker 's Appeal, And Declaration Of Sentiments

752 Words Nov 9th, 2015 4 Pages
American slavery has always been a topic people believe as brutal, cruel, inhumane, and horrible. Years ago, slaves were forced to forget about freedom and the liberties of life that we American’s now take for granted. In the readings “David Walker’s Appeal”, “What to the slave is the fourth of July”, and “Declaration of Sentiments”, there were many circumstances where slavery was documented as described as horrible and unjust.
Slavery is something that was very common in the eighteen hundreds but was something that not everyone wanted. Everyone did not believe in the right to hold other people as property. There were many conflicts at that time about this because some people were for slavery while others were against slavery. While I do not believe one group of people was right over the other I will discuss the anti-slavery side of this paper. The abolitionist believed that the slaves had been being treated unfairly and should have the same rights as everyone else. The abolitionists believed that the slaves were human beings just like the American people were and should be treated as equal people. Many abolitionists cite the Declaration of Independence by saying that, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, which among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Declaration) They use this to state that America’s forefathers believed that all men were created equal so that should include the slaves;…

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