November 11, 2016
This video with Robert Tijerina is the first in our series of videos on American History. In this first video, Robert explores the relationship between the Founding Fathers and their views on slavery.
The video was super entertaining as well as very informative. I liked the fact that he broke down things and it made it easier to be understood. I think it’s really amazing that he got an award! In addition, I was able to gain very much more information about the founding fathers. I as well like the fact that he took the time to explain each of them and give us information about them.
Jose Luis Gamez, III
Robert Tijerina was very informative and detailed on The Founding Fathers vs Slavery YouTube video. It was interesting to find out that three of our Founding Fathers were slave owners during these times. Their views were contradictory because they believed in basic human rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness but excluded Black Americans. All people are created equal and deserve respect in all aspects. You lose some respect when you mistreat humans because they are considered property. At that time, America was mostly agrarian and plantation landowners used blacks as workers to upkeep their fields, farms, and homes.
Woah phenomenal video! Congratulations on receiving the multimedia award as well! I enjoyed hearing about what each of the founder fathers thought about slavery, and how most of them owned slaves. I also found it ironic how most of them joined to abolish slavery but they owned slaves themselves. I knew George Washington owned slaves, but I did not realize how many he actually owned, I guess the nice thing was he kept their families together.