Phillis weatherly and Equiano were enslaved African Americans who lived as slaves for a portion of their lives. They were treated poorly during that time. The New nation was very diverse because of people’s thoughts on race not everyone agreed with slavery and then there were the people who thought it was best. Another one was religion, not everybody believed in the same thing. Christians believed in the father son and Holy Ghost whereas other people followed Allah and that’s what split the new nation up. In the end it was the star spangled banner that united the nations. But not completely as you can see we still have racism and religious problems today.