“A More Perfect Union”

!
Senator Barack Obama’s speech in
Philadelphia on March 18, 2008.
“The document they produced was eventually
signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained
by this nation’s original sin ...
“The document they produced!
was stained!
by this nation’s original sin of slavery!
Article 1. Section 2. Paragraph 3:
“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be
apportioned among the several States which m...
The
Peculiar
Institution
Slavery
kingdoms
absolute monarchies
large landowners
small landowners
slaves
protected
property
hereditary
POWs
400,000
4,000,000
“Middle Passage”
10-15%
1807 (GB), 1808 (US)
entrenchment
cotton engine
cotton ‘gin
$350…$1500
$350…$1500
“average” slave
hierarchy
1) house
1) house
2) hotel/artisan
1) house
2) hotel/artisan
3) field hand
????
Theory #1
"#$%&'()*+,,-,'(.!$#.(/!
<LIFE SPANS>
Southern Whites
Northern White WC
Enslaved African-Americans
Southern Whites
Northern white WC
Enslaved Af-Ams
????

"#$%&'()*+,,-,'(.!$#.(/!
Theory #2
0,123#/#4-2+/!$#.(/!
!"#$%&'()%*+$,(
!"#$%&'()(*(+&,-"%.(/0(*.%&/1#0(2034564,0#"(#07(205%""%156#"(8/9%!567879!
????

0,123#/#4-2+/!$#.(/!
5/15
6:;<!
segregation
discrimination
-+%%+#.(/%0'1(2#33+,0$(
“A covenant with death &
an agreement with hell.”
43&1&3+5*(6078%#,,(
Narrative of the Life of
Frederick Douglass
9-3+:&$(;'(<+.,&%=>(
<10%
5#=!>#)'3()?(),9!
riots
riots
Conclusion
@#A!'#!(?.!'3(!0(2&/-+)!B?,C'&C#?D!
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery
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Presented in a special education section of US History. Focuses on African origins, the Atlantic slave trade, Southern entrenchment, treatment, and responses to slavery.

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The Peculiar Institution: Slavery

  1. 1. “A More Perfect Union” ! Senator Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia on March 18, 2008.
  2. 2. “The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations….
  3. 3. “The document they produced! was stained! by this nation’s original sin of slavery!
  4. 4. Article 1. Section 2. Paragraph 3: “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 … and…three fifths of all other Persons.”
  5. 5. The Peculiar Institution
  6. 6. Slavery
  7. 7. kingdoms
  8. 8. absolute monarchies
  9. 9. large landowners
  10. 10. small landowners
  11. 11. slaves
  12. 12. protected
  13. 13. property
  14. 14. hereditary
  15. 15. POWs
  16. 16. 400,000
  17. 17. 4,000,000
  18. 18. “Middle Passage”
  19. 19. 10-15%
  20. 20. 1807 (GB), 1808 (US)
  21. 21. entrenchment
  22. 22. cotton engine
  23. 23. cotton ‘gin
  24. 24. $350…$1500
  25. 25. $350…$1500
  26. 26. “average” slave
  27. 27. hierarchy
  28. 28. 1) house
  29. 29. 1) house 2) hotel/artisan
  30. 30. 1) house 2) hotel/artisan 3) field hand
  31. 31. ????
  32. 32. Theory #1 "#$%&'()*+,,-,'(.!$#.(/!
  33. 33. <LIFE SPANS>
  34. 34. Southern Whites
  35. 35. Northern White WC
  36. 36. Enslaved African-Americans
  37. 37. Southern Whites Northern white WC Enslaved Af-Ams
  38. 38. ???? "#$%&'()*+,,-,'(.!$#.(/!
  39. 39. Theory #2 0,123#/#4-2+/!$#.(/!
  40. 40. !"#$%&'()%*+$,( !"#$%&'()(*(+&,-"%.(/0(*.%&/1#0(2034564,0#"(#07(205%""%156#"(8/9%!567879!
  41. 41. ???? 0,123#/#4-2+/!$#.(/!
  42. 42. 5/15 6:;<!
  43. 43. segregation
  44. 44. discrimination
  45. 45. -+%%+#.(/%0'1(2#33+,0$(
  46. 46. “A covenant with death & an agreement with hell.”
  47. 47. 43&1&3+5*(6078%#,,(
  48. 48. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 9-3+:&$(;'(<+.,&%=>(
  49. 49. <10% 5#=!>#)'3()?(),9!
  50. 50. riots
  51. 51. riots
  52. 52. Conclusion @#A!'#!(?.!'3(!0(2&/-+)!B?,C'&C#?D!

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