I got a Essay about the end of slavery in the Americas is it a good essay?
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#1 Nov 5, 2013
I got a Essay about the end of slavery in the Americas is it a good essay?The end of Slavery
A very small minority where against the slavery of the Africans when it began in America the year 1700.They were literally nothing compared to the majority who either didnt care or where in favour of slavery. The first actual rebellion took place in 1712 and was a failure. 21 slaves were hanged for the death of 9 whites. After a long time of rebellions and arguments against slavery, Lord Mansfield passed a law in 1772 that slaves brought to England could not be taken back to colonies as a slave against their will. Several years later in May 1787 the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was formed and people started realising the difficulties a slave had to face.
Then the Haitian revolution began in the year 1791 it was a brutal war between the Polish troops in behalf of the French. Oddly enough France was Europe's first country to abolish slavery, in 1794, but it was brought back by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802.The island of Haiti was now quite for a few months under the rule of napoleon. Then Jean-Jacques Dessalines a Haitian leader broke the silence when he led a group of rebels to fight against the French colonial army. They became victorious and the Haitian slaves hard work for the past 13 years was rewarded when Jean Jacques Dessalines officially confirmed the former colony's independence, renaming it Haiti in the year 1804. Jean Dessalines then declared himself the emperor of Haiti.
In 1807 Britain passed the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, under which captains of slave ships could be stiffly fined for each slave transported meaning they would fine them very leniently. In 1827, Britain declares the slave trade piracy, punishable by death. The British Empire then gave up to the protest of anti-slavery campaigners and was later superseded by the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act, which freed all slaves in the British Empire. France completely outlawed slavery in 1848. Abolition was then extended to the rest of Europe. The 1820 U.S. Law on Slave Trade made slave trading piracy, punishable by death. In 1827, Britain declares the slave trade piracy, punishable by death.
Although slavery was outlawed people still did it illegally mostly in Brazil. So the British royal navy set up the West Africa Squadron. The West African was credited with capturing 1,600 slave ships between 1808 and 1860 and freeing 150,000 Africans who were aboard these ships. The British Empire also sent out treaties to African leaders so they could assist to bring to an end to illegal trafficking of slaves. Over 50 African leaders signed the treaties and the few who didnt where dealt with. The progressing anti-slavery movement in Europe became an excuse for war and the European set out to colonise Africa also called the scramble for Africa.
In conclusion slavery was made illegal throughout Europe but it still carries on today. The black people where freed but soon they would struggle to walk down a street without being hurt or abused either verbally or physically.
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