The European traders would kidnapp the African slaves and have them walk almost 1000 miles to the European Coastal forts. Only half of the people survived the ones who were too weak or sick were either killed or left to die. They traveled for almost 4 months across the Atlantic ocean. The Africans were treated like animals while they were being transported to the Americas. After they were enslaved and The Declaration Of Independence took the place the enslaved Africans made petitions to end slavery but nothing ever happened.
When they were free they rebelled because they were denied citizenship. The Africans were clearly affected more than anyone involved in this. Sadly they were taken from their homeland, and used as objects to benefit the wealthy people economically; which of course was the rich white americans. Therefore after they complete the labor they were assigned and are set free the least thing the government officials could’ve done was grant them citizenship. Europeans would do this because having someone work for free , would help them gain more land.
The more slaves they brought in and sold the more land they obtained . It was a very unfair thing to do . Footnotes: Source: “The Terrible Transformation” Documentary The reason the slaves acted they way they did was because they lied to them. They had a real good reason to rebel the way they did. If you promise someone something you should keep your word. The Africans looked forward to obtaining their citizenship , after working so hard to obtain their freedom.
I don’t blame the salves for doing this, it’s only common sense. The reason they didn’t grant the free blacks citizenship was because this probably wouldn’t benefit them. If the blacks obtained their citizenship they would have greater opportunities to do things and obtain land. See, if this were to happen the whites would loose land. This was quite unfair, i am not surprised the blacks rebelled the way they did. The reason the blacks rebelled the way they did was because they were angry at the fact they got lied to.
They felt that God had given them the power to rebel against the white masters that were once brutal to them. There was more blacks than whites, if you combine slaves along with freed slaves they outnumbered the whites. The blacks did this to gain respect, because technically whites wouldn’t respect them because they thought blacks had no power. This was to show they weren’t so weak and that no one had the right to take advantage of them just because they weren’t white. This is why the blacks rebelled the way they did.