Freedom Day In The 1800's

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February 1st, 2018 marks the next National Freedom Day. This day was started when the president of the United States of America signed the Amendment stating that slavery was now illegal and all slaves were to be freed. This amendment was signed on February 1st 1865.

The first event that happened for this case goes all the way back to 1600’s when slaves used to rebel and resist their owners in hopes that they would be freed. Wether it was making groups or running out of the owners property the slaves did everything in hopes for freedom. (“Freedom For All” 1) Eventually the white people in America began to realize that slavery was cruel and oppressive. The early 1800’s was when the first anti-slavery protests began.(“Freedom For All” 1) Throughout
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