What was Thompson’s theory of the relationship between sanctions and slavery? Thompson’s first name was john so his full name was John Thompson. He was born at a plantation in Maryland in 1812. There he grew up with his family. His mother, father, and six brothers and sisters. At a young age he was a slave and his sister was sold never to be seen again. Soon he was sold, but he still met his family. 

Slavery was very wrong. It’s okay to work for someone, but the way that people did it back then was wrong. people were forced to work for others without getting paid and being treated very wrong. According to google a slave is “a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.” Slaves back then were African-American’s. White men kidnapped them from Africa for many reasons. Back then white men were probably lazy or they just thought that God cared less about them because their skin color was different. They were wrong because God cares and wants us to care about everybody equally. In John 15:12 Jesus said “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Jesus loves everyone the same and so He wants us to love everyone the same just as He does. This is Acts 17:25-28, “25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.” People thought African-American’s were animals, but they are peaceful people. It is good that people finally learned that everyone is equal. 

According to google “A sanction is a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule.” Back then whites forced African-Americans To work for them like saying “If you don’t chop down thirty trees an hour I’ll slash you with a whip with as many trees as you don’t cut down.” And sometimes they just whipped them for the fun of it. That was their system. Do this or your whipped.

Now that you know what slavery and sanction are back to the question, What was Thompson’s theory of the relationship between sanctions and slavery? I believe that he was negative about both of them. I am too and so is everyone else I know. Please agree with me.

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