1. Who were the early black leaders in America and what were some of their solutions for the problems faced by blacks? How did the War of 1812 affect African Americans? What was the Missouri Compromise and its impact on African Americans? African American entrepreneurs include: Prince Hall who owned a leather dressing and catering business & James Forten who was also a business owner, advocate for equal rights and abolition who vied with black clergy for influence. Southerners refused to allow blacks to enlist--the north (who were already unenthusiastic about the war) did not feel the impact of the war because there was no northern threat from the British, so they did not mobilize black troops and with fear that there would be a revolt and use their guns against whites in order to free slaves and British offers to free them if they joined only made matters worse. A sectional compromise in congress in 1820 that admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as free state and prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Purchase territory above 36 degrees 30 north latitude. It confirmed the power of slaveholders in national affairs. It also permitted Missouri to become a slave state becoming the 14 th state to do so. 2. Why was cotton cultivation central to the expansion of slavery? How did the cultivation of various crops shape the experience of slavery? How did the domestic slave trade and the exploitation of black women by white males affect slave families? Slavery was increasing tremendously by the moment in 1700 to 1800’s. During that time was also a major increase in trade all over the world with shipments other countries, states, tribes, and more. Cotton production started in southern colonies and expanded western between 1820 and 1860 to Alabama Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, and more. First when slavery started the labor the African Americans be doing most of the time is picking cotton, clear forest, drain damps, and more for cultivation. When crops were needed more to trade and labor increased then the demand of slaves increased. When Eli Whitney cotton gin was invented in 1793 the cotton cultivation expanded and so did slavery. Also, tobacco, rice, sugar, and plenty other crops took a big part due to higher slavery demands across not only the southern, but western colonies also. The horrible domestic slave trade changed many lives forever. The fact that wives and kids had to watch their mother or father getting beaten until blood run down their spine in front of them is horrifying or the fact to see your father dying in front of you and others for trying to save their family. These changes many of people lives where some committed suicide, murders, saw dark creatures in nightmares sleep and awake. The fact
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- Fall '16
- John E. Williams
- War Of 1812, Slavery in the United States, Abolitionism