Presentation on theme: "Race Relations in America Blacks and Whites"— Presentation transcript:
1 Race Relations in America Blacks and Whites Duration of Slavery: 246 yearsJamestown Virginia 1619Civil War End: Thirteenth Amendment 1865
2 The Constitution of the United States of America & Black Slavery
3 The Preamble of The Constitution of the United States of America We the people of the united states, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of America.
4 From British Colonies into American United States BRITISH COLONIES: SLAVERY & ANGLO SAXON RULERULING WHITE ELITEFrom British Colonies into American United StatesAMERICAN STATES: SLAVERY & ANGLO SAXON RULERULING WHITE ELITE
5 Distribution of political power between the White Male Elites. Article I Section 2. Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included within this union, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those taxed, three-fifths of all other persons.
6 American Slave Trade Article I Section 9. The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year 1808, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding 10 dollars for each person.
7 Criminalization of Black Freedom Seekers Article IVSection 2. No person held to service or labour in one state, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therin, be discharged from such service of labour, but shall be delivered upon claim of the party to whom such service or labour may be due.
8 (1787) Framers Belief: Political Rule by White male Property Owners
9 Race and Class Stratification 1860 1. Wealthy Whites2. Middle Class WhitesRACE LINE3. Poor Whites4. Non-slaveBlacks5. Black Slaves