Abolishing Slavery: The Boston Riots

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“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” Lincoln is saying that those who support slavery have to experience what the slaves go through in order to be able to pro slavery. Most probably have not gone through being a slave. Thus, the effort to ending slavery will be the moral thing to do and unselfish. Every mankind deserves liberty and equality. America is mostly a Christian country, so the act of owning slaves is actually considered to be morally wrong in the region. Slavery acts as a distraction for any accomplishments in the government and slows it down. “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” Lincoln said that …show more content…
Due to slavery and the conflict in opinions of the topic, multiple riots broke out and the government has to simmer down the situation and find a way to resolve the issue. The Boston Riot is one of the biggest riots caused by abolishing slavery. In 1835, William Lloyd Garrison, an outspoken abolitionist, was chased down by a mob and had to be kept in jail for safety. Since these types of event are dangerous to the public and brings poor reputation towards the country, the federal government may have to make a law in order to minimize riots. This took time away from the higher power to get the agenda done for the benefits of this nation. Instead, they have to deal with situations that were being caused by people due to their difference in opinions. Congress may have used gag rule to restrict open discussion about slavery. If the topic was presented enough, Congress may recognize its damage to the nation and try to solve the issue. Once slavery is out of the way, Congress could then try to improve the country like figuring out more income to the country or more international trading. It lessens the worries of the government if they made the slaves free. In the end, it’s the government who has the final say to what becomes a law, but the voice of the people had persuade the greater …show more content…
Everyone needs to know that slaves are human too. Not all have gone through the tough life of being in the fields all day. If we were to stop slavery, we would solve numerous problems. Those slaves should be able to do what we do, have the rights that we have, and be just as equal as all of us. When we are not helping slavery, it can cause problems and we will be working against the religion most of us believes in and the government itself. A man may be shamed to be admit he is wrong about his beliefs or practice and go against it. That pride was the shield from helping to abolishing slavery. For all of you women, you are still the minority but actions and words from one person does matter. One person could make a big difference to the nation. It starts one step at a time and it should starts in the nation’s capital, Washington

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