Slavery Dbq

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Until December 6, 1865, slavery had not yet been abolished. People were in servitude to another, especially in the South. See, in the South people were set on this idea that slavery was necessary, they drove themselves to be fully depended on it, but, in, actuality this idea they were creating in their head was preposterous. There were many other options instead of using slavery, but people wanted the easy way. The South's cotton industries were a great part of what made the South, the South. People in the South depended on farming instead of factories so much that entire South produce fewer manufactured goods than the state of Massachusetts (chapter 9, page 424). Not only did the South decision to only stick to farming affect America's production, …show more content…

1/3 of marriages did not end in divorce, but instead separation when one person was bought from a different owner than the other. Through separation, people had to find a way to be together. They then created an extended family, so if someone was taken away or worse killed, they would have someone to take care of the children (chapter 9, page 433). Since the south was doing this, they decided it would be best to take action and keep people from rebelling, in doing so, they created slave codes which kept people from forming groups or leaving their master's property without a pass (chapter 9, page 434). Even though the South was trying to dehumanize these people they found a way out. Through religion, the would pray and believe in hope and resistance. A way, people would communicate was through spiritual, religious folk songs. They would pass down these songs through oral traditions. This was a big help for African American culture to …show more content…

A common rebellion people know was led by Nat Turner. It’s described as a "brief, violent rampage in Southhampton County, Virginia" (chapter 9, page 435). This rebellion not only led to the death of 55 whites but also brought fear into their eyes. A rebellion was not the only way people would resist slavery, they have other ways that were less severe. For the most part, people would fake an illness or work abnormally slow, causing their overseer to become angry. To take actions even farther, they would break tools or even burn down buildings. When resisting didn't work, some people decided that they would try to escape. Harriet Tubman; a famous woman who crept her way out of slavery, helped other as well. They created underground railroads, "safe houses owned by free blacks and whites who opposed slavery, aided to slaves" (chapter 9, page 437). Though it was nearly impossible, people found a way to the North in hopes of being

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