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Why were slaves whipped?


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Answered 2011-02-14 23:52:47
because of their behavior problem.

They were most often whipped because they made a mistake in their work, but they were also whipped badly if they ran away

slaves were whipped for different reasons sometimes just out of pure cruelty other times to punish them for not doing their work in the fields, for stealing from the white man, for learning to read or write, for slacking on their day jobs, for trying to escape, for singing, for talking out of turn in front of the white man and sometimes they were whipped to show the other slaves what could happen if they were to misbehave.

Take Harriet Tubman for example she was whipped o badly at sevewn years old because she didnt kn0ow how to take care of a baby. And she didnt know how to dust. Everytime the wmans baby cried Harriet was whippeed. She was whipped so badly it left permanent welts on her body.

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How was slaves whipped?

Slaves were whipped by their masters and they were whipped when they misbehaved or tried to escape. They were also whipped when they didn't do the right thing the owner told them to do.


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When slaves were whipped what human right was being denied to the slaves?

When slaves were whipped, there were many human life rights that were being denied to the slaves. These rights included the right to liberty, due process, and the rights to security.


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Because the slaves were whipped, tortured, or killed when they tried to. Just think of the fear you'd feel if you were whipped just because you talked back.


What punishments did slaves on plantations have?

they had to get whipped, pull crops and etc


How did slaves get battered?

They got hit, whipped, attacked and harmed.


What happend to slaves in th us?

they were sold of to people and treated like slaves and whipped to work harder


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Because they have to worked hard so the slaves don't have to be whipped and hurt to death.


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Disobedient slaves were whipped, often severely.


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Why did slaves try to escape from their owners?

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How did slaves remain loyal to their master?

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Would people in the 1800s be whipped if was poor and lazy?

yes but only if they were slaves not if they were royalty yes but only if they were slaves not if they were royalty


How did people get the slaves to board the ships?

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How were ancient Egyptian slaves punished?

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