New American nation dealt with slavery in various ways. To start with, the new nation adopted a new constitution in 1776 that would empower the slaves and strengthen equality among all Americans. Initially, many colonists relied on Slavery to carry out casual labor in their tobacco, indigo and rice farms. Thomas Washington led others to denounce slavery and referred it as “Repugnant (Crf.org, 2014). The new nation tried to rectify the sacred rights of the slaves who were initially being captivated and sold like any other products. Jefferson wrote to the King of England advocating for equality among all people.
When the Colonial fustian proposed an independent American nation, many people realized that it was the end of oppression and start of a new democratic America. Many families and children gained social confidence since there was no more classical identity. However, many blacks in the north were not fully satisfied by the independence. In 1816, some blacks pointed out Robert Finley of New Jersey, a leader of American Colonization Society as one of the people who mistreat the blacks yet the nation claims to be independent. Therefore declaration of independence in a new America was only meant for the whites. Sir Jefferson wrote to King of England complaining about slavery and mentioned that “all men are created equal”. However, his letter did not mention the Africa-American slaves. Therefore the independence was only for the whites (Brion,D, 2006).
The blacks wanted to be represented in a union that would fight for equality. The black soldiers worked hard in fighting along with the whites to impress the authorities and their superiors. By such satisfaction, they would present complaints and concerns of their black people. Therefore, their role was to indirectly represent other black people (Horton,M & Oliver,J, 2005).
Brion, D. (2006). Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World. New York: Oxford University Press.
Crf.org. (2014). Consitutional Rights Foundation. Retrieved February 18, 2016, from The Constitution and Slavery: http://www.crf-usa.org/black-history-month/the-constitution-and-slavery
Horton,M & Oliver,J. (2005). Slavery and the Making of America. New York: Oxford University Press.