Eric Peters
Born May 21st, 1814
Hometown: Philadelphia
Male
Experienced the Civil war
Likes to rumble
Shoot
Chill with friends
Work hard
Making money
Dislikes to get taunted
Being treated differently
Being alone
Sharing
Favorite books:
Jane Erye by Charlotte Bronté
The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
Favorite quotes:
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way."


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This is me during the civil war.

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The flag that was in the civil war with me.

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The civil war flag plaque

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One of the guns I have used to kill someone in the civil war.

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Me in the photo booth while the second day at war.

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The cheer {Chair} I sat upon while taking a break.


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Me upon my lovely horse.
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Chillin out with some of the friends.

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I'm the general, yes the boss.

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This is the home where i lived in.

1860's-
1] My brother Cam Williams died on the 3rd. He was shot by his own team on accident {friendly fire}
2] Samuel Rottensburg made it to the top of the flag on the 5th. Rottensburg was a main team mate of the other side.
3] Jimmy Camefield wrote a letter to me on the 10th. It was my recommendation of war.
4] Kalil Manstrome shot a bullet through the bottom of the pole of the flag. This happened on the 3rd
5] Ronald E Flights died by
betrayal. After that everyone than decided to put there team mate beside them except from front and back.
6] I was suppose to be with Lincoln today. Although I will face him tomorrow.
7] The battle of wilderness came in 1864. I was going to battle but didn't.
8] Lincoln was assassinated. Civil war came to an end.


What is slavery and why does it exist

Slavery is when the white people were telling the blacks what to do; if they didn’t they would be whipped until they were on the same page. Slavery also owns another human being {not only black people.} Slavery still exists because people still want to exert each other. Slaves were used to produce different plantation goods that were then sold to other white families, as well as servitude without compensation. Slaves were thought of as 75% livestock and 25% human. Children of slaves were sold and bought like property.
Slavery more exists in southern of the united states. Slavery happened because the white people didn't have to do anything and just made more money. Slave owners were too lazy to do any work if you ask me. As I think of this slaves should be able to run free because where I come from it is all about brotherly love and good friendship. I am mixed not only white. I came from a black part of the family and we all were cool and we all love each other.


Three instances of resistance to slavery that you have read/heard about.
One instance I would like to mention is the underground railroad. I say this because there's a secret society of white people trying to help the slaves escape to freedom. I don't think this is a bad nor a good idea because if you were to get caught god knows what's going to happen to you. Its a good idea because it shows that some white people are actually helpful in ways. Although now its different but black people still look at white people differently as if they are pissed off or something. But they won't realize it until they know about the secret from the underground railroad.


Another instance is the freedom of speech. I want to announce this to everyone because everyone can do whatever they want, people don't have to listen to anyone. Everyone is capable of saying anything. One day when I was playing basketball some white kid said, "Yo watz up ma nigga." and the black boy got angry. I thought about it and it doesn't matter we all know that everyone has a freedom to speak but don't go to far with it. You can pretty much say whatever you want to.

My last instance is slavery itself. This is because I hear it all the time and in my world I really don't bother with slavery. Slavery was made from ignorant white people back then. Slavery from what I think, its all around the world and everyone knows about it. Slavery was a main thing back then when civil war was around/alive.



Write about one or two African Americans that you have heard speak or whose speeches you have read in the newspapers.
I have read about Obama's healthcare speech.


Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But in a larger sense, we can't dedicate, we can't consecrate, we can't hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.