People believed that the black man was unintellectual and was incapable of thought just because the lack of communication there was between a slave and a slave-owner. George Fitzhugh advocates slavery in his “Universal Law of Slavery” trying to sway the govern that African Americans were more freed were slaves for the white man, rather than being back in Africa where some of their practiced rituals seemed more cruel than what any man could do to a slave like “idolatry and cannibalism” (Fitzhugh). Even though the activists against slavery knew that was
Well, my friends from the North, first off you have no right to argue something that our founding fathers practiced and secondly, black slaves are inferior to our white Anglo-Saxon race. One thing is for sure, they should not be free to walk around the United States and act as an equal to the white race. If the slaves were free, they would be far outstripped or outwitted in the chase of free competition. Their fate would certainly become extermination. The Negro's providence of habits and moneymaking capacity is incomparable to that of the whites.
This major controversy over the runaway slaves sparked the beginning of the Civil War. The northerners felt that slavery was an act that was in opposition to the United States Constitution. The Constitution states that all people were entitled to their basic rights, to which the suspected runaway slaves were being denied. It was known that some blacks in the North were free, yet they were still being accused of being a runaway during this time of chaos.
Yet, they did not wish to abandon their system suddenly and without an adequate replacement. They were also concerned that free labor promoted infidelity, secularism, liberal theology, perversities, egotism and personal license to the detriment of God-ordained authority and the Christian social order. In studying the Southern defense of slavery, it appears that southerners were defending a way of life. Many believed that the institution of slavery was the lesser of two evils in terms of providing benefits for workers, others believed that it was at the very foundation of a free society to own slaves and still others saw it merely as an expedient means to an economic end. Although one may acknowledge that the South had understandable political, social and religious reasons for supporting the institution of slavery, the fundamental moral obligation to treat all humans as equals supercedes them all.
Cotton production was booming in the south and... ... middle of paper ... ...ti-slavery propaganda to inspire and founded the American Anti-Slavery Society. Their argument against slavery was that Christianity promoted morality and goodwill to others and therefor God could not support such an institution. “Slaveholding is a heinous crime in the sight of God, and that the duty, safety and best interests of all concerned, require its immediate abandonment” (Tindall, Shi 544). In addition the North argued that the Constitution assured human rights and therefore the institution of slavery which treated people as property was a violation of the Constitution. Works Cited Fitzhugh, George.
The issue was not slavery itself necessarily, but the different views and controversy towards it. Slavery was dehumanization; making black people less human. Black people were treated unjustifiably wrong since they were treated like property during this time period. Some events that impacted slavery the most were the Industrial Revolution, Westward expansion,Abolitionist movement, publication of A Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Written By Himself, Dred Scott Decision, John Brown raid, Election of Abraham Lincoln and many more. A group formed known as the Abolitionists, and they opposed the idea of slavery.
In Jefferson’s memory it looks like slavery are equal to the whites, but in reality much different. It looks like Jefferson had the theoretical interest about abolition. However, he thinks that once they free slaves, they can’t keep them no longer in America because slaves will hold grudges against whites and whites will have prejudice against blacks. “For if a slave can have a country in his world, it must be any other in preference to that in which he is born to live and labor for another” (T. Jefferson). In addition, When I read this primary source for me it looks like Jefferson worries about interactional breading.
Similar to the ideologies of the Republicans, Seward believed that slavery was unjust and humans were granted the r... ... middle of paper ... ...ry as inhumane and against universal suffrage. Both abolitionists agreed that compromise was not probable and slave labor was morally wrong. Thus, its expansion must be halted. Similarly the Southern Democrats, although their ideology was the opposite, were not willing to compromise on the issue of the expansion of slavery. Southern Democrat, James Henry Hammond, believed that slavery was necessary for the economic growth of the nation and without it, the North would also perish.
Abolitionist would have returned the statement addressing that slaves are the ones who care for the whites and their families. Slavery advocates viewed the subjugation of African-Americans as fundamental to the social hierarchy and economy. In return, abolitionist believed pro-slavery advocates would not have their way of life or luxuries if not for the suffering of slaves. Where a pro-slavery advocate viewed slaves as ungrateful and selfish, an abolitionist would question why should they be grateful? The importance of comparing and contrasting the different views during this time allows for a better understanding of American history and gives insight on the events that shaped this nation.
Slavery was opposed by some and supported by others and was clear cut across party lines. In the North a machine economy was arising which relied on wage laborers and not slaves. This lead the Northern Representatives to favoring a strong bill against slavery, but issues arose such as: where the freed black would be placed, how they would survive in the South uneducated, and without possessions. The South was pro slavery for every reason possible; dependent on crop the only way to get the work done was slavery. It was believed that slaves needed slavery so that they would be protected and cared for.