JP Morgan Chase’s Slavement When you heard the word “slavery”, you knew that it related to abusiveness, inhumanity, and brutality with keeping the slaves to work 24/7 without payment, abusing them if they don’t follow the direct order and letting them died slowly without giving them any food. African-American had been enslaved in The United States of America since early 17th century. Slavery had its origin with the first English Colonization of North America in Virginia in 1607, even though African slaves were brought to Spanish Florida in 1607.⁽¹) Furthermore, it had been more than twelve million African were shipped to America from 16th to 19th century to work as slaves. At that point of time, slaves didn’t have their own rights to fight for themselves. I personally think that slavery was one of the most unethical issues that ever happened in The United States of America, and one of those many cases pointed out to the second-biggest bank in The U.S., JP Morgan Chase, which had two predecessors in Louisiana that had customers that appear to have used enslaved individuals.⁽2⁾ Even though the law already persistent the slavery case clearly with the adoption of the Thirteen Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865, JP Morgan Chase extended loans to slave-owners using slaves as collateral for the loans, consolidated lawsuit alleges.⁽3⁾ JP Morgan Chase hired a Maryland research firm and found that its predecessors had approximately 13,000 enslaved individuals as collateral on loans and took ownership of approximately 1,250 of them when the plantation owners defaulted on the loans.⁽4⁾ JP Morgan Chase’s involvement in this case because there was a link between JP Morgan’s predecessors which were Citizens Bank and Canal Bank, and Bank One which JP Morgan bought in 2004.
One of the famous slaves Olaudah Equiano a former African American who was kidnapped at age 11 and sold to slave traders with his sister. Olaudah Equiano was kidnapped with his sister at the age 11 and sold to slave traders. On this journey they both got separated and went different directions. On the ship slaves slept on
1896 Plessy VS Ferguson US Supreme Court Case HIST222 African American History after 1877 Instructor Dr. Donna J. Nicol June 13, 2010 Back in the twentieth century African Americans were newly freed slaves. These were very hard time for the African American race. Even though they were free the laws of the land did not allow African Americans to be treated as everyone else. “The end of the Civil War had promised racial equality, but by 1900 new laws and old customs created a segregated society that condemned Americans of color to second-class citizenship.”(Museum of American History) African Americans had to follow a different set of laws called the Jim Crow Law. Jim Crow Law was used to keep blacks separate from whites.
There were many aspects of the slave trade and the Middle Passage that are studied to this day. Africans were brutally uprooted from their home lands to the New World on the basis that they were not human, but rather beasts, who were only put on this Earth to provide free labor for those superior to them. We, as the present generation, must learn from the horrors of our ancestors. The time frame of the Middle Passage spanned for about 3 centuries, there were Africans in Santo Domingo even up to the year 1503. There are records of the number of slaves aboard the slavers, but we will only know an approximate of how many Africans were taken into the slave trade.
Did Slavery Cause the Civil War? The claim of historians that the civil war in America was an outcome of slavery is true, as it was the issue of abolition of slavery that was considered not acceptable by Southern states of the country, as their major plantation and trade was there because of African slaves. According to the people of the South, North was trying to eliminate slavery with unjustified reasons. The Southerners regarded the Northerners as their enemies because, they thought that the government of North was interested in subjugating Southern States by ending slavery and by given equal rights to the slaves. There were eleven States of America that were slave states, as they held slaves in a large ratio; they named themselves as “Confederates of America” while the other side was named as “The Union” (Valley of the shadow).
Rebellions in Colonial America Rebellions in colonial North America proliferated during times when the white majority was divided against itself. In 1739, the deadliest revolt in Colonial America takes place in Stono, SC. at least 20 whites and more than 40 blacks are killed. In 1773, Massachusetts’ slaves petitioned legislature for freedom, Jan. 6. There is a record of 8 petitions during Revolutionary War period.
First off the first slaves came from Africa in 1619 which was brought to Virginia. Slavery was system in America that made it legal for whites to buy and own blacks and use them for labor. Slavery was a state to state thing there were many slave owners and famous slave owners were the Framers also known as the founding fathers. Something interesting about the founding fathers were they were hypocrites because most of them were against slavery when they owned slaves, for example George Washington had many slaves but he was against slavery. Another thing to know is that that in the south slaves were considered as three fifths of a person.
The Portuguese sent fifteen men on land and the rest in boats to coast alongside the island, in hopes of finding the missing Africans. The men that traveled on land found the Africans fleeing, and mercilessly captured the women and children who were the slowest runners. (Document 1, pg 9) After the voyage, the Portuguese had captured 235 slaves. They were divided up into five groups for the reason that one fifth would be given to the Prince, and the rest to be kept by the
Why did it take so long to abolish the Slave Trade? Define: Slave Trade “The procuring, transporting, and selling of human beings as slaves, in particular the former trade in African blacks as slaves by European countries and North America’’ --wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Arguably the Slave Trade makes up one of the most disagreeable periods of European, American and African history. Its brutalities went on from the 16th until the early 19th centuries; black slaves totalling between 9 and 11 million were removed from their homeland and brought to America (the New World,) against their will. Forced to preform back-breaking labour, under inhumane conditions, otherwise face a punishment such as: whipping or branding, the process of abolition was a slow and gradual one. Throughout this essay I will identify the causes of why it took so long to abolish the slave trade and focus on the arguments surrounding the debate regarding abolition.
Unfortunately because of the struggle to survive the African people adopted slave trade and started capturing and trading their people for European goods. Portugal’s started slavery in the fourteenth century with West Africa. The West Europeans developed a trading system in the sixteenth century but it was not successful as expected because the slaves tried to escape the hardship of labor. Later slavery expanded leading to the” Triangle Trade.” This was where ships left Europe went to Africa and then Americas. The Middle Massage was called “The Middle Passage,” because it was the second and longest part of a three part triangle trade that started from Africa and ended in North and South America, and the Caribbean.