DBQ American Revolution At the eve of the revolution it was evident that the colonists had developed a sense of urgency for their own identity and unity as Americans due to the constant political, economic, and social interference from Britain forcing them to break apart. Parliament began making laws that the colonists did not agree with. In order for the colonists to live how they wanted, they had to make changes; they had to break away from their “Mother Country”. As a result, the colonists began to slowly build their own identity. As identity grew away from British customs, unity among the colonists was beginning to increase as well.
American colonies were founded by groups of people who differed greatly in peoples own reasons for leaving England. The Chesapeake region was colonized by those seeking economic opportunity whereas the New England region was colonized by those seeking either to escape religious persecution or establish religious freedom. One would hardly expect these two very different groups to establish ways of life that were exactly the same. Moreover, the different geographies of the colonies only made the path that the colonies took more diverse. By 1750, the New England and Chesapeake colonies exhibited pronounced economic, social and political diversity due to both the differing motives for colonization and the differing geographies of the regions.
Even after Walker published his Appeal the southern states did not want it publishes nowhere that the blacks could get a hold of it, unwavering the fact that many of them could not read. Walker even became known as wanted man by the southern states (during that time in was a bounty) to be killed just for speaking on slavery. “Having travelled over a considerable portion of these United States, and having, in the course of my travels, taken the most accurate observations of things as they exist-the result of my observations has warranted the full and unshaken conviction, that we, (coloured people of the United States,) are the most degraded, wretched, and abject set of beings
Soon after, the two religions fought for power and later on in the century, the Protestant religion became prominent and the rivalry with Spain (Catholic) intensified. 2. Explain how conditions in England in the 1600s made it “ripe” to colonize North America. Religious intolerance and social stratification in Europe made many people yearn for new opportunities to be found in America. Because of religious intolerance, people wanted to escape the persecution and go to the new world so they could live their lives freely.
They had restricted rights. One example was the regulation of the sexual lives of the servants. They were fined and punished for having sex, and more severely punished for having a child. The slaves weren't considered humans, but property in the New World. As property a slave was deprived of all human rights, and was subjected to many violations, such as wearing an “iron muzzle”.
This is the issue that mostly bothered Jefferson, since he wanted the creation of a perfect society. The most important information derived from this secondary source was the ideologies that Jefferson had towards the Slaves and Native Americans. Jefferson believed these minorities were intellectually inferior and basically considered them a parasite and a libidinal race. To support my statement, I took this quote from the secondary source, “It must not allow its people to be “stained” and become a nation of mulattoes.” I found it very ironic at how Jefferson contradicts himself in several occasions, especially on this last quote because he himself had had children with his slave. Jefferson believes that slavery should be abolished because not only did it deprive the Black’s right to liberty, it also undermined the self control white men had to self republic.
By this time Africans knew that if they came to America to work they would never have freedom, so they stopped trusting Europeans. This caused the Europeans to develop new strategies for obtaining Africans to become slaves. The Europeans started hunting and trapping Africans like animals. This brutal and dehumanizing approach of obtaining more slaves is what caused slavery to be one of the worst events in American history. Europeans started viewing the African slaves as not human at all instead, they saw them as livestock.
But they were wrongly kept under a sharp eye at all times of their existence and could not attain it on their own sometimes because they were unskillful in fulfilling the way of going about it and other times because their slave holders and masters were so closed minded that nothing but force upon then was instilled when the idea was brought up. One of the greatest rebellions in slave history was brought upon by Nat Turner who was formerly a slave preacher in Virginia. Turner’s rebellion caused an earthquake of emotions in the south and instead of the intended impact it was meant to have, the exact opposite of what was planned happened. “80 slaves had joined Turner’s band, and some 60 whites had been killed” ( Primary Source Reader 31). Slavery affected Nat Turners mental health so much to a point that it was recorded of him saying he saw black and white angels in the sky fighting.
Slavery was a topic and an issue between the North and South for many years. Many people in the North felt that slavery was immoral. People in the South felt that slavery was not only right but it was necessary. Slaves were treated very inferior. They often lived in small cabins regardless of how many there were.
Once slaves were in America, they started to realize the magnitude of their problem. There were many slave uprisings and run-a-ways that fueled the fire between the north and south. African Americans also played a huge role in the outcome of the Civil War because of the part they took during it. The simple fact that the south owned slaves and the north did not was enough to make the two “sides” disagree with one another. The north believed that it was wrong to own another person like they were property.