African American Slavery In The 1800s

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Katherine Suarez
History 3102
Prof. Rasmussen
October 3, 2016
Slavery
For many centuries, foreign countries have invaded Africa for slave labor. The African American was introduced to the then-young United States by force to supplement Native American labor and increase production. The number of slaves increased as exploitation of natural resources in the Americas skyrocketed in form of cultivating sugar cane, snuff, mining, domestic services and cotton, among many more. In general, working slaves’ conditions were brutal as they were subject to strict controls and insufficient food, leading them to live an average lifespan of only 28 years. Slavery in America, unlike slavery in the ancient world, was different in that they were
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Blacks became slaves because the Americans had a great need for labor. They were considered inferior from ethnically and now constitute the largest minority in the United States. They managed through punishment that they lose hope of being “free”. The sale of slaves became an important source of income, especially in the southern United States. However, slavery was abolished in the industrialized northern states, and some of its inhabitants, known as “abolitionists,” pushed for slavery was abolished throughout the country. However, slavery was essential to the southern agricultural economy, which depended on the cultivation of cotton and other crops on plantations. According to “Census Data “by 1860 there were 4 million slaves in the South. Africans took a long time to react to such injustice, for this had to be aware of the law and at the same time should incorporate the sense of freedom. Among other things, this meant taking action to fight for their civil rights. Only after the second half of this century, this was finally taken into consideration by the Supreme Court. Supporters and opponents of slavery Political agreements maintained peace for decades, but half of the XIX century tensions grew. Much of the Northern accepted that slavery was preserved in the South, but did not want to be extended to the new Western territories. The Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1864 and the decision of the Supreme Court, known as the Dred Scott Treaty, left a certain way for the expansion of slavery in the West. Southerners were alarmed with the activity of the abolitionists. The high point of his suspicions occurred when activist John Brown tried unsuccessfully to provoke an uprising of slaves in the

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