This book challenges my understanding of slavery in the sense that slaves were not only forced to endure the difficulties of simply doing what is required by their masters, but were forced to be punished for crimes without a second thought. I believe that this case was completely unjustified. There is no reason to punish someone who attacked another out of defense, especially when that person had no intent...
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...ed many for life. The pain and torment that many enslaved persons have suffered was the definition of the inadequate, unfair, and unjust law that America sided. Many of these appalling laws have been abolished, however live on even today. We see that there are people who are treated differently due to their skin color, and certain people are still being affected. This racial discrimination is the remnants of past events, more specifically, slavery. Throughout modern history, colored people have been treated differently in American culture. I believe that racial discrimination, however, is more of an idea and opinion, much less painful than slavery, but can still be removed, just as slavery was.
In conclusion, I believe that the republicans were right to combat slavery, and regardless of the struggles that came about along the way, the issue was appealed.
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