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Name: Ken Hinder
Birth date: 10/3/1836
Hometown: Philadelphia
Gender: Male
Profession: Farmer
Political Views: Union
Religious views: Catholic
Hobbies: Painting, drawing, & reading
Likes: women, swimming, & dogs
Dislikes: rain, cats
Favorite quotes: good things happen to good people who do good things
1) March 13, 1853. Today we lost five men one was my best friend he suffered from hypothermia. The others suffered from gun wounds.

2) April 29, 1854Tensions are rising in the United States as many anti-slavery groups emerged in the Northern states. I feel that many of these anti-slavery groups are going to be turned down.

3) January 3,1856. News around town is that Henry Clay opens a great debate on slavery, warning the South against secession.

4) I’m reading Harriet’s newest novel “Harriet Beecher Stowe’s” . It became one of the most influential works to stir anti-slavery sentiments that I have ever read.

5) October 3, 1858. I have herd that Lincoln went through seven debates with Illinois Sen. Stephan A. Douglas during the state election campaign.

6) October 16, 1859. This abolitionist John Brown and 21 of his follower’s captured federal arsenal at HarpersFerry, to get a slave break started.

7) November 6, 1860.Abraham Lincoln was elected president

8) November 20, 1860. Word around is South Carolina went to the Union.

9) February 8,1861 Jefferson Davis was elected president of the confederacy.

10) March 2, 1861. Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president.

Name three instances of resistance to slavery that you have heard or read about.

One instance was running aw through the Underground Railroad. One man, Henry ”Box” Brown. He put himself in a box and shipped himself to a place in the North. He traveled by train, horse and buggy, and steamboat to get there. He survived the trip but his head was misshapen due to the position he had to maintain while traveling.

Another thing I know about are slave uprisings where the slave, who outnumbered their owners, just decided not to work. Sometimes the owners picked one person and tortured them in front of everybody else and then hung them from a tree until they were dead. This acted as a warning so others would not try to protest about being a slave.

Harriet Tubman, who ran the Underground Railroad, was an escaped slave. She spent her life helping other slaves escape. She risked her life and went back down South to guide others to safety. There was a town in Canada that was their final destination. She eventually lived out the rest of their life there after helping many people. The slaves traveled at night and stayed in a “safe house” during the day which were stations on the railroad. To identify one these houses they would sometimes hang a quilt in the window with special designs so they would know it was a safe plaice to hide.

What is Slavery? Why does it exist?
Slavery is the buying and selling of human beings. These people are then forced to work without pay and are not permitted to leave the location from where their owner operates. Slavery exists because some people want to have others working for them without having to pay them. It is cheaper to feed them, clothe them and shelter them in a primitive way, rather than pay them a salary. It also exists because some people have no conscience, integrity, or value system that tells them how cruel they are being to another human being.
In America’s early years slave owners did not believe that African slaves were actual human beings. They viewed them as a lower form of life similar to animals. But slavery did not begin in America. The idea of capturing other human beings and forcing them to remain without their consent and to work without pay is as old as human history itself.
The earliest written record of slaves comes from the Egyptians over 8,000 years ago. It is believed that many of the great temples and burial pyramids were constructed with the use of saves. The Egyptians went to war with neighboring countries and brought back captives and turned them into slaves. This practice was used in many different countries throughout history.
Another culture that used slaves was the Roman Empire. They went all over Europe and parts of Asia and conquered people whom they brought back to work on many of the fine buildings, monuments, and aqueducts that made Rome famous.
Slavery exists today in many countries throughout the world. According to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Association, “Slavery still exists today. Whether it s called human trafficking, bonded labor, forced labor, or sex trafficking, it is present worldwide, including within the United States and, increasingly, in your local community. An estimated 12 - 27 million people are caught in one or another form of slavery. Between 600,000 and 800,000 are trafficked internationally, with as many as 17,500 people trafficked into the United States. Nearly three out of every four victims are women. Half of modern-day slaves are children.
What were the ideals for which the Revolution was fought?

The American Revolution was fought for freedom. The people who came to America had suffered from unjust treatment in their former homes. They came to America to be able to live as they wished. In the Declaration of Independence it states that “all men are created equal and they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, and among those are life, liberty, and the pursuit happiness.”.
The king of England, George III, was imposing taxes on the colonists because he felt they should pay for the French and Indian War. Although the colonists were grateful to England for supporting them in the war, they did not feel the taxes were just. That is because they were not represented I Parliament.

When they refused to pay the taxes the king sent soldiers to force them to pay. This led to great unrest. They colonists felt they strong to run their own country and they wanted to break away form English law and the king and be independent.

The troops and I had some down time. Just talking and eating a little grub.
images-2.jpegWe lost a good troop that day. He was a good friend of mine.
images-4.jpegA few buddys and I standing by the cannon. That was a fun day with the men.
We lost a lot of good men that day it was terrible. The site was just so unplesent.
images-5.jpegAll the troops at the captains tent having a good time.
Planning an attack over a few drinks.
I lost my best friend that day worst feeling ever. Alex Ricta R.I.P.
The drummer boys had a good day.
The boys and I where cleaning the bunks.

At battle that day we lost so many good men so ma ny lost. I almost was lost that day.

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