Copy of African-American Revolution

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African-American Revolution

Before the Revolutionary warBefore the war happened African Americans were treated poorly. They were not looked as humans, but more as property. As Quock Walker states "sell and treat them as we do our horses and cattle." /slaves could not own property, and their master could do anything they want with them from being sold or bought to rape, torture, etc. But what was funny was that the colonists says "all men are equal", but "in short the thought is totally repugnant to the idea of being born slaves." Life was tough for African Americans, they were human who were treated as toys.

During the WarSlaves and all African Americans for that matter could not be a part of the Continental Army. But the number of white troops was declining with each battle. Free African American were allowed to enlist, while slaves were sent to enlist on their masters' behalf. Gen. George Washinton was a strong beleiver that African Americans should not enlist, and he enforced it. Lord Dunmore was pivotal to Africans being allowed to be soldiers. In the Navy they did not care for sailors were needed and theses men volunteered their services.

John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, formed what he termed “Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment” in the fall of 1775.

"I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

After the war African Americans were promised freedom for service. After the war they were just put back into slavery.Some colonists freed their their slaves. While others were treated better. But because of the war this made the aniti-slave society in 1775. And later in 1807 importation of slaves were banned.

Not only did African Americans participate in the Revolutionary War, but also in the Civil war.(Here is a movie clip from Glory)


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