England at the time was over populated, and jobs were hard to find. So many people that could not afford the boat trip over to America offered themselves as to be an indentured servant for a period of time. This contractual term can last from between four to seven years. Many colonists preferred having indentured servants over slaves, cause they also helped ward off Native Americans from attacking settlers. The one big draw back of indentured servant was that they usually did not make it pass the first year of their contract.
While there were elite whites, mestizos, and mulattos leading revolutions to over throw slavery all over Latin America, no one stepped up to do so in Cuba because of the miedo al negro (Encarta, Cuba). The miedo al negro was a false image that a lot of the whites believed in. Blacks were given a bad name because of the corruption of the slaves during the Haitian Revolution. There were small slave rebellions planned, but they all ended in failure. Not many people wished to lead slaves into revolutions and all the attempts were easily stopped.
Washington however, had some military experience, helping him with training the inexperienced soldiers. The soldiers could only work a few months at a time due to the lack of food and clothing which didn’t help solve the issue of working less frequently due to the lack of nutrition they were receiving. The men had to be retrained every so often, adding to the pressure of George Washington’s leading. He had many defeats after losing the Bunker Hill battle and Breeds Hill battle. These multiple defeats caused the colonists to start losing hope of someday being free from British rule.
Now that the colonists had experienced Great Britain rule they actually liked it. They began to rebel, unfortunately this failed and the colonists gave up. However, increased tensions between Spain and the United States, which culminated in the Spanish–American War, finally led to a Spanish w... ... middle of paper ... ...f you make $25 a month and have a family you would not be able to afford a new car. Cuba is not the only country with a few embargoes, a lot of countries have them. The U.S. has had a trade embargo on Cuba since 1961.
A couple of years later, Cuba was turned into a major sugar producer and slaves were in demand. Slaves arrived in large numbers and prosperity eventually replaced poverty. This led to a movement towards independence in the nineteenth century. Most of Latin America broke their ties with Spain but Cuba stayed loyal. Close to the end of the nineteenth century, the loyalty started to change because of the Creole rivalry with the Spaniards for the ruling of Cuba, Spanish despotism and the growth of Cuban nationalism.
Columbus started the slave trade and though it did benefit the Europeans, many natives lived a life of suffering and died from the hard labor that there were forced into (thehuffingtonpost.com). Though there were some positive effects that came out of the exploration and colonization of the Americas, the negative effects ultimately outweighed the positives. Throughout the colonies, religious toleration was widely practiced. Many may argue that the colonies did not practice religious toleration because of the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony that escaped Europe for the freedom to practice Puritanism and then proceeded to not practice religious toleration (smithsonianmag.com). However, the majority of the colonies were colonies of religious freedom.. A... ... middle of paper ... ...uction.
Slave owners who did experience the revolts also experienced inconvenience why they attempted to buy more slaves. In 1808 England established the West Africa Squadron and was tasked with stopping slaves ships leaving west africa. It was so good that they managed to free “160,00 Africans.. From the 1,635 slave ships captured” (176). The squared discouraged many merchants from even attempting to transport slaves across the atlantic. This new challenge and the
Many slaves tried to rebel by breaking tools, attempting to run away, and refusing to work. This would often lead to the slaves being harshly punished. Immigrants were often discouraged from moving to the south because of the wages slaves had undercut; farmers especially were discouraged because it would be hard to compete with landowners that had many slaves to help them do most of the work compared to immigrants who would be sort of understaffed. In 1793 when Eli Whitney created the cotton gin, the number of slaves largely increased. Slaves became high in demand in order to make cotton picking faster.
Slavery, however cruel and unjust, was held on to because it was notable for the United States and its stable economic status. In order to survive, farming was crucial in the early United States. But when colonists arrived, there was a lot of work to do. There was an abundance of harsh land that required a lot of labor. Indentured servants helped ease this problem; however, it simply wasn’t enough.
Slaves were even forced to work on their "spare" time to provide for their own needs. Needless to say, slaves encountered cruel punishment that we can’t even comprehend. The slaves however, continually resisted white supremacy causing much tension between the two social classes. Despite this, a new social class was emerging, the free coloureds. This confused matters even worse and made for a bigger separation between white and slave.