Analysis Of Tranny Is Tyranny

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In the book titled “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn, Zinn points out and compares the different type of treatment that black and Indians were receiving from presidents Jackson, Jefferson, and Madison. To begin with Thomas Jefferson was a huge supporter of slavery. He believed that slavery was part of survival and was something that the American nation needed. In Chapter 4 titled “Tyranny is Tyranny” Howard Zinn emphasizes that Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves until the day he passed away. Jefferson supported the idea of equality but when it came to the concept of slavery, he saw the black population as less and unequal. In fact the black population did not agree with the ideas of Thomas Jefferson and a black man named…show more content…
In this letter Banneker expresses to Jefferson that blacks as well as other racial groups are also human and points out the struggle that Blacks have faced throughout history like being unequally treated and being used for slavery. On the other hand Jefferson supported and defended the Native Americans when the white settlers wanted to take over their lands. Later when Jefferson became president, he doubled the size of the land when he decided to purchase the Louisiana territory from the French. In Chapter 7 titled “As long as Grass Grows or Water Runs” Howard Zinn emphasizes the poor treatment that presidents Madison and Jackson were giving to the Native Americans. Madison and Jackson main objective was to remove as many Native Americans from the lands. That way leading to having more power and more territory. After Jackson and Madison presidency terms were over The Indian Removal act was approved by the congress as part of the Jackson
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