The Four Petitions against Slavery Analysis

The Four Petitions against Slavery Analysis

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The state legislatures were addressed by the slaves through petitions as they tried to resist slavery and asked for a release from their bondage between 1771 and 1777. The extension of slavery was protested against in 1860 during a platform on Lincoln’s election as the president (Eric 4). The Southern states seceded from the union on the argument that their lives were under threat. Prior to the Revolution, England had also seceded from the union citing the same issues and that there were no historical issues for the Southern states to secede (The Road to Revolution n.p). The people of the U.S. upon analysis of the seceding decided to come up with a perfect union through their constitution. Some of the issues addressed in the articles of the U.S.A’s Constitution were as follows: to secure liberty and blessings for the people of America; promotion of welfare; provision for the common defense; domestic tranquility, and justice establishment (The Constitution of the United States n.p). The essay would like to, therefore, analyze the four petitions against slavery citing Gordon’s statement on revolution and basing on the new American society and the key

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