Starting in the 1600s, many Africans were enslaved and brought to North America. They were sold to colonists and forced to work without pay. Slavery was legal in all 13 colonies, but it was more common on southern plantations. Many enslaved Africans worked in fields of huge farms. Slave life was hard, the slaves had to worry about families or being sold and getting a beating. Slaves that had families …show more content…
Cotton business were getting big because the united states found out about the cotton gin, the cotton gin was a machine where it was easier to make clothing out of the cotton. Cotton businesses were somewhat using slaves, they had slaves pick out the cotton in the fields, but they had other workers work in factories. In 1807, Congressmen had outlawed slavery trade, the act made it illegal to engage in the slave trade throughout the British colonies. A growing free black population in northern and border states, 95 percent of the country's African American population was enslaved in 1820. Meaning slaves were let go and had their own freedom, slaves now had to find a job to support for themselves and their families. There were some protests about the white males getting more money than the African Americans, which ended helping most of the people out with their jobs and getting the right amount of money they deserve.
Overall, seeing what it was like being a slave, it's one hardest life someone had to live because they had to go through so much just to survive. There were so much big events happen during
the 1700's and 1800's. Seeing, through the eyes of slaves during those times were rough and shocking, slaves had to worry so much over the time. Slaves know how to take care for themselves and their families, they truly deserved