Monday, March 30, 2015

He deserves to be remembered!

Robert Smalls

Robert smalls deserves to be remembered. Robert smalls is a hero for his family and he is someone to look up to. Robert smalls was a slave and as a young boy. Robert smalls is someone to look up to because he saved himself and his family and him and his family could have died. His daughter Hannah said,”It is better that we die together.” His family trusted him and if he died they were going to die with him. The southern ships bombarded the Planter with gun and cannon fire, but it was too late. The Planter was soon under protection of the northern fleet. The northern commander was incredulous when he met the Planters crew: all slaves. Except they weren't slaves anymore.
He was a hero to his family and to others. He was a hero to his family because he never stopped trying to free them and make sure they live there life to the fullest. He was a hero to others because he never showed weakness he showed courage and didn't give up when he could have died. Robert smalls was determined to free himself and his family. You could say Robert Smalls is a forgiving person because when he was free Mr.McKee died and Mrs.McKee was still alive and she was on the streets and Robert took her in and took care of her till she died.
  Slavery was tearing the country apart.President planned to abolish slavey. The southern states would not allow that to happen. By February 1861, leaders of seven southern states announced they were splitting of from the country. On April 12, Southern solders attacked a military base in Charlestown, and the civil war began.
I would say Robert Smalls is someone to remember. Robert was forced to fight against the U.S. government, against President Lincoln, against those who wanted to end slavery. To Robert, this was intolerable. And in spite of the promise Robert made to his mother, he decided to risk everything for freedom. This might not be a big deal, but think about what it means. Robert was a slave-a victim of one of those most evil practices in history.
Yes, his former masters were kind compared slave holders, but that doesn't make it any despicable. In spite of that Robert helped Mrs.McKee though he could have justified throwing her out on the street. Despite all odds, Robert lived a life Representative of humanity's most admirable ideals. He emerged form horrifying circumstances as a hero, and deserves to be remembered forever.

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