It was assumed that Kansas would become a slave state because of its high potential for agriculture and its geographic location next to the slave state of Missouri. Anti-slavery efforts sought to recruit people to settle there in order to gain a majority and secure Kansas as a free state. These tensions escalated to violence between the two groups which came to be called “Bleeding Kansas”. Kansas helped reveal the issue of the expansion of slavery to people across the country and became a polarizing topic. Many American citizens in the North and the South were unhappy with the way that the government had handled the issue of Kansas.
The cotton gin did not only change the output of cotton in the south it also changed the whole entire country. It expanded slavery, created sectional conflict, fueled the American Industrial Revolution, and it also led to the America’s bloodiest war: The American Civil War. By Early 19th century cotton became King in United States, and slave labor was in critical demand. By 1790 slavery was a declining institution, in 1790 there are only about seven hundred thousands of slaves in United States, but in 1860 right before the out break of the American Civil War there are approximate four million slaves in United States. (Boyer et al.
The reason that the African slaves were needed was because they were strong and good workers. The colonist had used the natives originally but they did not work as hard as they would have liked. The natives also had contracted small pox which took an enormous toll on them limiting the amount of slaves they had for labor. So they began trading and purchasing African slaves due to the fact that they had developed some immunity to these diseases. (McKay, Chap 21, pg 570) In order to get a good perspective on what being a slave was like, we will look into a narrative written by Olaudah Equiano.
10. The Underground Railroad was an underground system that helped slaves escape from the south into the North as a freed American. Harriet Tubman helped man the Underground Railroad. 11. South Carolina threatened to secede because of the aftermath of the Tariff of Abominations; it shrunk English demand for southern raw cotton and increased the final cost of finished goods to American buyers.
This meant that slavery was permitted in areas that the climate permitted slave based farming. Slaves were linked directly to tobacco even though in 1787 was on the decline. An English textile industry had a need for cotton. Eli Whitney in 1793, invented the cotton gin which meant a larger need for slavery and ended up in slaves to advance. By 1819 new states were all being added as slave states.
However the Europeans began to export these African slaves across the globe to established colonies in both North and South America for the first time. This impacted the European economy because they forced the African slaves to do different kinds of agricultural work, including farming and
This led to an economic strength that made these states even more adamant about defending the right to own slaves. There was no question that without slavery the antebellum would crumble and thus the South was able to weather the growing number of revolts, rebellions, and northern political opposition that was mounting. Edicts such as the Fugitive Slaves Law attempted to curb the flight of slaves to the Northern states and the Underground Railroad became a serious threat to Southern plantation owners who needed ever more assistance from this free work force to maintain their economic prowess. The Nat Turner revolt as well as the outspoken writings and speeches of the former slave Frederick Douglass contributed to the growing dissent but the South defended their claim to economic security through slavery until it became legally impossible for the to do so after the Civil War. The Thirteenth Amendment formally declared an end to slavery and despite the amount of money and political effort spent defending the right to use slavery, the South was left behind the desires of the North, which was growing economically as a result of industrialization and was home to ever-growing numbers of abolitionist
A Historical Report on Race: African Americans A Historical Report on Race: African Americans Most people are aware that in the early seventeenth century Africans were brought over on trading ships to be used as slaves in the colonies that would soon earn their independence from English rule. Before the slave trade was made illegal in 1808 Africans were sold into slavery to do many things like working on cotton and tobacco plantations in the South. Slaves were treated as less than humans. They were very poorly treated. Slaves were considered property of the owners and could be treated however the owners wished.
Miriam Barakat Due: 11/20/07 History Essay Slaves in the American Revolution Discrimination against blacks was intense throughout the United States. Owners tormented many slaves’ lives, but many slaves made it through by believing in their religion and in each other. The tormenting began even before the slaves reached the mainland of America. So the history goes way back in times, Americans weren’t the first ones. But in America they did have slavery; they were targeted and hunted down in Africa, their homeland, by their own African people who would capture them and sell them to slave owners in America.
Slaves can gain freedom if they worked out their term of being an indentured servant. But because African servants have dark skin the colony soon see black only as slaves, so it became a custom for the white colonials to have slaves. They were first brought to the colonies for planter’s plantation manual labor. As the staple crops in the colonies commercial markets increased so did