The Israelites were forced to build temples and monuments for the pharaoh.
Slaves in Egypt
Moses was born to an Israelite woman around the time when the pharaoh's men were instructed by the pharaoh himself to kill the first born child of all slaves. Moses's mother managed to escape and put her son in a basket. She then put the basket in the Nile River and luckily he was found by the pharaoh's daughter. Moses was accepted as a part of the royal family and was raised as a prince.
The Birth/Youth of Moses
The Lord Calls Moses
"So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelite's, out of Egypt.”
After Moses realized that he was born a slave, he left Egypt. God approached him as a burning bush and told him to save his people. God gave him a staff that enabled him to perform powerful miracles.
The Ten Plagues
Moses asked the pharaoh to let his people go. The pharaoh said no, so Moses was left with no choice but to send ten plagues that would change the pharaoh's mind. The final plague, "The Angel of Death", took the lives of the first born child of anyone who did not have lamb's blood on their door. The pharaoh's son died because of this. Devastated, he finally let the Hebrews go.
The Crossing of the Red Sea
Moses led his people out of Egypt. He parted the Red Sea in half with the staff which allowed them to pass. However, the pharaoh changed his mind and would not let them cross that easily. They reached the other side quickly enough for the Red Sea to close on the pharaoh's men. Moses and his people were now free.
Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mt. Sinai. These commandments became the basis of the laws for his people, the Hebrews.