For centuries, United States of America was involved in a horrible institution of slavery. Slavery was when Native Americans and African Americans were enslaved and were forced to work and never earned a single penny. It was basically like an intruded servant who did all the work but was never earned anything. Slaves were treated horribly, they never got respect and never got their own rights. It all started around 1619 in Africa where Native/African Americans were first captured to begin the devastating slavery. Thereafter Europeans chained slaves until ships arrived to travel to the final destination, The United States of America. There journey was called the Middle Passage. Meanwhile, when they approached their destination in the U.S.A they were brought and sold at auctions. Whereas families were torn apart and separated and never met again. Slaves had dangerous and insecure jobs that resulted in health problems to slaves, such as diseases. Slave housing was very appalling and deformed. They were not built in good shape, dingy and were cheaply built, basically dirt floor. They were property of the Europeans. They were treated with no respect and had no rights. After a short time, slaves rebelled. Some ran away from their masters using the Underground Railroad. At last abolitionists rose to end this horrible institution that took over in the Americas. Although slavery existed in the past it’s pleasurable it ended. During the 17th century, Europeans had huge farms that grew many crops to be sold. Europeans needed numerous of workers to work on the plantations. As a result, Europeans took over the Native Americans. Native Americans were slaves and the European owned them as their own property by law. Europeans tortured and harassed the slaves whenever they didn’t work or refused to listen to them. Native Americans were sold as slaves and taken to the Caribbean to work on sugar plantations. Slavery was set upon
Initially sugar was a luxury item, used for medical purposes, as a spice, and a sweetener of course. That is up until the 16th century, when sugar became a necessity due to its abundance and lower prices. Growth of sugarcane in Spain and Portugal expanded into the Caribbean and parts of South America. While the industry was growing it came with some costs, one being slavery. Sugar became the focus of an industry, a sugar complex that combined the sugar plantations, the slave trade, long-distance…
Even before the very founding of the United States, slavery was a highly controversial issue. The brutal trans-Atlantic slave trade, which began in the 15th century, sent millions of Africans to work on tobacco and sugar plantations that were vital to the colonial economy and created a system of race-based bondage. Almost all the Founding Fathers owned slaves, but by the time of the Constitutional Convention, many hoped that slavery would quietly disappear. In order to preserve the new union, however…
turned into a mob of screaming, fighting, and romping people. Jacksons and his supporters viewed this mob as a symbol of a new democratic spirit. Andrew Jackson was not the only major figure disturbed by the state of national politics after the election of 1824. Martin Van Buren a United States Senator from New York was also disappointed by the election. Van Buren was a political genius and was not in favor of Jackson’s views (his nickname was "Little Magician") and he believed that the war hero Andrew…
1. Characteristics of Colonial Society
NE: Community based of Church. Merchants.
Middle: Diverse. Quakers. Welcome anyone. Dutch, Catholics.
South: Unskilled men, wanted $$. Cash crops: tpbacco, sugar
2. Enlightenment influences
Locke—natural rights.. life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. Republicanism. Paine—common sense
3. Causes of American Revolution
Proclamation of 1763
End of solitary neglect—Brit troops causing tensions--- Boston Massacre
taxes: Tea Act (Boston…
not allowed to possess guns, hold meetings, associate with whites, or purchase goods without permission from their master. Freed blacks that wished to remain in Arkansas had to post bond and prove they were free before being allowed to remain in the state. Although the codes would change over time, slaves in Arkansas were treated however their masters pleased, the codes offered no protection for…
Wrote about the things americans had in common that united them
-Historians generally and often study EVENTS
-Events have four Qualities:
Nothing “Just happens”
Most people want “simple causes” (“monocausation”)
Slavery caused the Civil War
But slavery existed in the U.S. for 85 years before the Civil War and slavery “caused” no war during that whole time
He was going to populate the territory with French farmers, and would give the food they produced to the slaves they owned in the Caribbean who worked on plantations for sugar cane. In fear of not being able to get their crops to market because of the French, James Monroe went to France and asked Napoleon Bonaparte for the city of New Orleans in exchange for $7.5 million. At that time, the slaves of the French Caribbean…
AP US History
Chapter 19 Notes
Packingtown, Chicago, Illinois (I aimed for their hearts and hit their stomachs.)
Packingtown: adjoining the Union Stockyards, center of Chicago meatpacking, and full of the odor of the industry.
The various ethnic groups here—Irish, Germans, Bohemians, Poles, Lithuanians, and Slovaks—rarely intermixed (despite being nearly all Roman Catholic), except in the saloon; saloons hosted weddings and dances, providing meeting places for trade unions and fraternities, and…
large-scale immigration from France, and relations with native peoples were generally more cooperative.
← The growth of an agricultural economy based on large landholdings in the Southern colonies and in the Caribbean led to the introduction of slavery in the New World. The first Africans were brought against their will to Jamestown in 1619 to work on tobacco plantations.
Economic characteristics of the Colonial Period
← The New England colonies developed an economy based on…
1. General Court: Massachusetts Bay legislature that tried Anne Hutchinson for heresy; banished leading Antinomians after trial.
2. John Winthrop: First governor and founder of Massachusetts Bay Colony (~1630). Envisioned a “city upon a hill” that would cause Anglicans in England to reform
3. Restoration Colonies: Colonies given to pay off royal debts in return for loyal citizens’ support of Charles II during the restoration. First was Carolina.
4. Leisler's Rebellion: America's response…