Thursday, January 19, 2017

Freedom in early america

Hi everyone!
      This time around we are learning about early America. Below is the link to the article.

     America was built on the idea of freedom. Freedom is the idea to be able to do what you want to. Every person that came to America came to have a new start with more freedom...well almost everyone. Many African Americans were brought to America by force for "cheap labor".

       African Americans were brought here from Africa to work on Plantations in Jamestown in 1619. African Americans aka slaves were used to harvest tobacco and other "cash crops" of that time period. Cash crops were simply just crops that people planted in order to gain a lot of wealth. Slaves became more and more popular in America throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. African Americans were forced to come to America, lost their freedom, and were forced to work on plantations their whole life. This is a prime example of a lack of freedom in early America.


  1. That's a really good topic, and might be helpful for other students to look at.

  2. Hi Lauren M, I like the points you made in your article, but who else didn't have complete freedom in this age? Where did these African Americans live before they were forced to be slaves in America? What kind of slaves were there? Did men, women, and children all have the same jobs?