The New World 's Was Anything But Fair And Equal Between Men And Women

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The new world in the 1700’s was anything but fair and equal between men and women. The utopist idea of the hundred pilgrims signing the First American governing document, Mayflower Compact (Plymouth, MA-1620) was about to be rocked by centuries of racial discriminations. The Stono rebellion will trig various changes in the Colonies, this event will reshaped the 1700s’ racial status, and provide Southern states with a great opportunity to capitalize on its outcome. North America in 1700s was engaged in becoming a nation of White Europeans Protestant Christians. After two centuries of European immigration to the Americas, those who were escaping the British Empire’s religious persecution and the ones who were seeking happiness and fortune saw a great opportunity in the Atlantic slave trade. Despite the goodwill of many, the eighteenth century America racial tensions can still be addressed today. Blacks in the 1700s America were enslaved, stripped of their fundamental human beings’ rights, tortured, abused, raped and lawfully considered as common properties. The late 1660s’ colonists settled in the Chesapeake colonies of Virginia and Maryland introducing compulsory laws that deprived the Black population, freemen or enslaved men and women, of their fundamental rights and privileges given to any citizen in the colonies. In the mean time, they began to import a large number of slaves from Africa.
The first generation of Africans brought to the Colonies tended to…
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