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Slavery is the practice of taking ownership of another human being. All questions about slavery in history, the effects of slavery, or slavery in the modern world can be asked here.
Its a safety thing. 20amps on that thin of wire will heat the wire up too much.Its a fact; not a story.   14 amp wire is not ok to put on a 20 amp rated device!!!! your wire will burn before the breaker will trip and will start a fire!!!!
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Life for Freed Slaves The slaves weren't treated like real people until about 20 years after they were freed. Have you ever heard of the Ku Klux Klan? They were a terrorist group that had their height during the reconstruction era. They were openly violent about African-American's freedom. They were…
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The East- West trade route connecting China to Britain (British). Acapulco-Philiphines-Spice Trade Route (Dutch).
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yes, he agreed with slavery because in his speech of 1820 he backed up slavery saying "Have the Northern states any idea of the value of our slaves? At least, sir, six hundred millions of dollars."Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was an agricultural man from South Carolina who owned lots of land where he…
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In order to satisfy the southern slave holding states on the issue of determining population for representation in the National Government. The northern non-slave holding state didn't want slaves to count as a whole person, or the population in the south would be too much. The southern states wanted…
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That varied, Some of them were strongly opposed to it, some of them strongly supported it, some of them were indifferent to the matter, and some, such as Jefferson, were torn. Jefferson knew slavery was wrong and spent a great deal of effort to try to end it, at least in Virginina. Yet he owned slav…
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There was no contradiction. Although the word "slave" nowhere appears in the Constitution prior to the 13th amendment, the original text implicitly acknowledged and protected the existence of the institution. A clear distinction was made between free persons and "other persons" or "persons held to l…
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It is really not a question of justification, as slavery was not illegal. Perhaps the question should have been asked in moral terms rather than legalities.
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They didn't. But by propounding a philosophy of government which asserted the equality of all men and the absolute right of all men, by nature as a gift of God, to certain liberties they laid the foundation for future generations to abolish it. Michael Montagne
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%REPLIES% Answer Article I, Section II, Paragraph 3, the first sentence. Michael Montagne Answer The 3/5 compromise is located in Article I, Section 2, Sentence 1, and gives directions on how people are to be counted for the national census: Free people and (white) indentured ser…
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The idea had been brought up long before Lincoln. Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence contained a strong attack on slavery which would have forced the states to abolish it had it been left in, but the Southern states insisted in be removed. Although there were always people…
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Bassett, Blair, Blount, Butler, Carroll, Jenifer, Jefferson, Mason, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Rutledge, Spaight, and Washington and Madison. Ben Franklin owned a few but freed them and then started the Philadelphia Anti Slavery Society. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, John Adams, …
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There has been a lot of debate about this subject. During the beginning of the conflict, Lincoln was still trying to find anyway to keep the Union together. He was advised by his Secretary of State to make this move without a major victory would have seemed to the outside world like the North was be…
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Abolitionism was a movement to do away with slavery, notably in the US from 1800 to 1863. Actual slavery in the US was outlawed by the 13th Amendment in 1865. As a schism developed in the early 19th century regarding the morality of slavery, those who wanted it stopped (abolished) were called abol…
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State Rights, slavery was a factor that pushed the country to war. Actually, States' Rights was not a factor in the Civil War. That's a latter-day retroactive justification by certain Southern apologists. Slavery is indeed the primary cause of the Civil War, though not the Root Cause. The Root cau…
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Slavery was the underlying basis for the civil war because the problem of states rights verses nations rights came to a head. While we were all "united" in a national sense, the rights of one state to have slavery legalized was in opposition to what the union believed to be wrong. The south wanted t…
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There was a secret way to get to the north and there were several different paths to go on. Most of the beginning slaves would be mett by Harriet Tubman and she would either lead them herself, or tell them where they could run to. The first stop usually was an abolitionist house in disguise. The peo…
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In a 7-2 ruling, the US Supreme Court held the following: African-Americans could never be citizens of the United States or the individual states. African-Americans were chattel (property) according to the Constitution, and their owners were protected from losing their property under the Fifth Amend…
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The issue was more complex. Lincoln's primary goal was to preserve the Union. Although he was opposed to slavery he felt preserving the union was by far the most important thing. He said that if he could preserve the Union by freeing all of the slaves he would, if he could do it by freeing no slaves…
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%REPLIES% Answer Many different reasons, but remember that only 20 years earlier, Texas had fought against Mexico to keep her independence. For a brief time, Texas was a nation unto itself. After they had fought and died to keep their independence and freedom, there is no way anyone could…
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Uncle Tom's Cabin, the novel, played a role in the Civil War greatly. It did so because Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the book right before the Civil War started. She was an abolitionist, which means she was against slavery, and she wrote the book so that the North would understand how badly the South…
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Slavery started because lots of men needed help doing things like picking crops and cotton. they didn't want to do it all alone so they started enslaving people to do it not with them but for them all together. then when people started complaining they felt as though they already had dominion over t…
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Slavery, though still existing in a variety of ways, was a common, global practice when the colonists arrived. Economics is one reason: the colonists actually DID believe that African Blacks are the best workforce for picking cotton, tobacco and sugar cane. And the African tribal leaders were offeri…
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Yes it did vary but pretty much a slave has the same meaning. A slave was condidered to be the property of someone else. They had no rights.They were held against their will and forced to do what their master said. Depending on how your master was you might had had it a little better than others. Bu…
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the new England colonies had logging, fishing and other things that depended on the natural resources.
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Stephen Douglas was born on April 23, 1813 in Brandon Vermont. Yes, he did support slavery. Douglas'political battles with Abraham Lincoln in both 1858 and again in 1860. In 1858 Douglas sought reelection as senator. He represented the Democratic Party in the election, while his opponent, Lincoln, …
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Answer Yes. There were a number of freed slaves and free blacks. The most famous free black regiments in the Contintental Army were from Rhode Island. Although Washington initially opposed them, they proved themselves fighting under anti-slavery General Nathaniel Greene. Washington's recommendati…
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Slavery, a form of forced labor, has existed since before written records, even playing a large role in Biblical times, and was mentioned heavily in the Old Testament. Contrary to common belief in the USA, slavery did not start in the Americas, nor was it restricted to black African people; it has e…
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Nat Turner or Gabriel Prosser Answer You may be surprised to learn the first uprising was actually in 1800 by Gabriel Prosser. Born circa 1775, near Richmond, VA. Died September 1800, Richmond, VA. He was an American slave who planned the first major slave rebellion in U.S. history (Aug. 3…
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Answer Most of them had slaves and were dependent on them. Incorrect. Only 3 of the 7 founding fathers were slave owners. There were 7 founding fathers of the US Constitution: Franklin, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Jay, Madison, and Hamilton. 3 were slave owners (Washington, Jefferson, and Madi…
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Roots Connection with Civil RightsIt had to do with emancipation and freedom, setting the stage for future civil rights to be had for all. Prior to Roots, many Americans, both black and white, incorrectly assumed that the original African slaves were "naked savages" without any culture of their own.…
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Answer Political sentiment for abolishing slavery had been growing in the North for decades. The South had been fighting constantly to protect the institution and admit new slaveholding states to the Union in order to keep the strength in congress necessary to protect it. But the Northern populat…
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The African slave trade to the Americas and Europe was the result largely of wars within African tribes. Tribes and nations would war over territory or other common causes, and the victors would punish their captives by selling them into slavery. Those slaves were either sold to other tribes, or to …
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It freed the slaves in the south
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Instead of correcting this I will just add on slavery dates back to prehistoric man the Jews where slaves in Egypt which surley predates 1400 BC or AD not sure what this fellow above me was on probley a black fellow no disrespect indented. Every culture has been impacted in one way or another by sl…
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Nobody "started" slavery, it has been a part of the human condition since cave man days. When someone would conquer another, the conqueror would take some of the conquered as slaves. The first Africans were brought to an English colony in 1619. A Dutch slave ship which had been trying to get to Sp…
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He didn't care what party a candidate was on, he would simply decide on what his decicion would be on the man's character and how he could run the position the best.
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It began, ironically enough, in Rhode Island, one of the founding colonies of the United States, where slavery as defined by law began in 1676.Roger Williams and others signed legislation defining the Indigenous peoples (native tribes) of the area as 'product' and enslaving them. Prior to this time …
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Harriet Tubman was the first to slave to escape north by following the drinking gourd
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Some of the prominent whites who I learned about were Viola Liuzzo who died in Alabama driving civil rights activists throughout the state and was murdered by the Klan. Ann Braden in Kentucky dedicated her life to the work of Civil Rights and has left a legacy behind to continue that work. I also kn…
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There are many primary sources of conflict that led to the Civil War, one main issue was the issue of slavery. The Union was against the institution of slavery, whereas it was one of the South's major sources of income. If this institution was to be completely abolished as the Union wished, the econ…
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William Lloyd Garrison's anti-slavery newspaper was called The Liberator.
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Lincoln didn't believe in slavery, but was enough of a realist to allow that the southern states should be able to keep their slaves - for mostly economic reasons. He didn't want to see slavery extended to other states or - and this is the subject of the famous "Lincoln-Douglas" debates - to the rec…
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The southern states were plantation states, consisting of large work forces of African-Americans who were brought over to north America by slave-traders. The slaves were either purchased from tribes who had captured enemy tribesman after battling, or captured by force. At the time a work force of s…
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Cotton influenced the development of slavery in the South before and during the civil war by creating a larger and larger need for manual labor in the south that the residents could not fill to make a profit on cotton. Back then cotton was "King" in the south and there was high demand from other Eur…
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Slavery took place in many places including the Southern states in the U.S. in the 1800's and before that. Slavery has taken place since human beings stopped being hunter-gatherers. Records show that slavery took place in Sumer, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, the Akkadian Empire, Assyria, Ancient I…
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Prior to the Civil War, the southern economy was based primarily on agriculture. Slaves were the majority of the southern work force, so southerners in general supported slavery. They saw it as part of their way of life. The northern economy, however, was based on industry. They had no need for slav…
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Just about everything one could imagine except for positions that are normally thought of as powerful and respectable. They worked the fields, plowed planted and chopped cotton, took care of the vegetable gardens, grainery, etc. Did all the domestic work in the home including cooking, caring for chi…
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It hasn't. It is the only reasonable answer to this general question. Slavery still exists today, in every country of the world although the modern name for practices akin to slavery is human trafficking. Millions of people are forced to work in slavelike conditions around the world today. Slavery i…
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Answer In order to operate huge tracts of land as effective farms, the white land owners of the New World, which included what later became America, the Caribbean, and South America, sought slaves from Africa to do the work required to make the white men rich. Slave trade between Africa and the A…
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Answer SC and GA wouldn not budge on the question and the framers wanted to have a united front against England.
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Well, the Africans were at war with one another. They began to enslave themselves. Then the Portugese began the importation around the world . . .in the 1500's
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The three-fifths Compromise stating that only part of the slave population would count toward representation was one of many compromises agreed to by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention, which resulted in the creation of the United States Constitution. The Three-fifths Compromise was prop…
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It was the process used to decide the number of representatives that could be elected to the House of Representatives by Southern states and the distribution of tax revenue. Each slave was counted as three-fifths of a person" rather than a whole individual in an attempt to keep Southern slave owners…
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Answer The 'Three-Fifths' in the 'Three-Fifths Compromise' refers to the fact that it was agreed that slaves would each count as three-fifths of a person. In other words, for every five slaves, three of them counted as people. After the 'Great Compromise,' having a large population would determin…
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According to some, the Negro tribes of Africa used to sell some of their own members into slavery, to the European explorer/traders, in exchange for goods. With the advent of emancipation, many Negroes returned to Africa and founded their own country, "Liberia." This country has had a long history …
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Black Africans had been engaging in the slave trade, both between various black African peoples and with the Arabs, for centuries, though in a somewhat less permanent form. Thus they were set up and ready to sell slaves to anyone who had the money to buy them. The Europeans needed laborers who w…
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The founding fathers failed to eliminate slavery because the slaves were the deal then as they helped in doing labor work that helped spur the economy.
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They didn't . Most owned slaves.
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The Lincoln administration regarded Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri as border states, critical because of their geographical positions and questionable in loyalty because of their strong ties to both South and North. Slavery existed in all 4 states, though its importance had diminished in…
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It depends on which version of slavery you mean. Maybe the Asians who forced THEIR enemies into slavery? I suggest most people only know about the slavery that involved African-Americans in THIS country. It also went on throughout Europe but became unacceptable before the U.S. outlawed the practice.…
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That varied widely but a very common instrument was a multi-corded whip called a cat-o-nine-tails.
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It was illegal to teach a slave or a "free person of color" to read and write. Anyone caught doing so was often ordered by the court to be whipped in public. Slave owners believed if a slave was taught to read and write they would no longer listen and obey their master and would then be worthless. …
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Answer Justifications included: "They are just property, they have no rights." "They are sons of Cain and should be punished." "The money was spend getting them from Africa, they must work it off." -------------------------------------- The Bible is/was the #1 justification. All throughout i…
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The last African-American slaves were freed in 1927, but American Indians were still enslaved through 1934.
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Enslaved Americans of African descent were freed in various ways over time. Some were freed via manumission by their owners; others bought their freedom when possible. Other Americans who were enslaved were freed by state laws that set into motion of the abolition of slavery over time. Still others…
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No. It applied only to states that had seceded from the Union, leaving slavery untouched in states like Maryland and Delaware. Maryland might have seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy, but President Lincoln sent Federal troops into the Maryland statehouse and prevented the legislature f…
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Licoln was not trying to free the slavesPesident Lincoln wanted to keep slavery from spreading to the northern statesbut as the war continued on he decided to free the slaveshis first intention was to send them back to Africa but on the advise of Frederick Douglas Licoln decided against sending them…
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Northerners who were business owners bought cotton from the south that was grown and picked by slaves. Factory workers in the north feared that freed slaves might take their jobs for less money. Abolitionists were against slavery. Quakers and Christians were too. --Northerners thought slavery was…
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Here are a few: W.E.B. Dubois (activist) Frederick Douglass (abolitionist, politican, activist) B.K. Bruce (senator) Booker T. Washington (educator) Harriet Tubman (abolitionist, activist) George Washington Carver (scientist)
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Slavery began in Biblical times with Jews enslaved to the Pharoahs in Ancient Egypt. Slavery with African-Americans started when explorers discovered Africa and African villages around 1200-1400.
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In North America the first blacks were brought in 1619. The slave trade was abolished in 1808 in the United States. The slave trade was made illegal in 1819. However, it was not abolished until 1865 with 13th Amendment.`
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Answer Well, if you consider George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Francis Marion, and a bunch of others 'important people,' there sure were. Washington, our first President, was a Virginian. Jefferson not only authored the Declaration of Independence, he was the third…
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A slave is someone who is owned by another person.
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The Three-fifths Compromise was proposed by delegates James Wilson and Roger Sherman during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention. It was added as Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 to the United States Constitution . It stated: Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among…
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Slavery has ALWAYS been a part of human history. -It rose to a peak in the 1700's to mid 1800's ,but has never totally ceased. It is a popular concept today in 'civilsed ' countries that there is no slavery. That is wrong, slavery still happens in many places in Europe, Africa and Asia. -It is jus…
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In the 1930's black people did not have alot of rights, they could not vote, they could not sit in the same parts of resturants as white people or the bus. They had separate drinking fountains, bathrooms, they couldn't even walk into the front door of a building. Black people were second class. An i…
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your face costed a slave How much slaves cost is where it depends on the family.
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Depended on how much they wanted
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Answer The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua a…
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Slavery ended with the ratification of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. The Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln which was a document that abolished slavery. Later Martin Luther King jr. ended segregation
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The Start of Slavery in North AmericaHistorians normally date the start of slavery in the North American colonies to 1619. That year, a Dutch ship carrying African slaves docked at Point Comfort, which served as Jamestown's checkpoint for ships wanting to trade with the colonists. The crew of the D…
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Answer Because once caught, they were subject to everything from whipping and other torture to being put to death. Answer Maybe because, in a new world they did not know what to do not knowing whatwas out there be Answer Because if they were caught, they were shackled and whipped and poss…
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Quite frankly they felt the same way the woman did , they were not happy with, some tried to escape.some were caught and lost their feet. some of them made it to the "promise land" (the place where there was no slavery,where slaves could be free) Some of these people ,well all of these followed the …
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Fort Sumter, April 12th 1861.This was a tiny island garrison of the US Army in Charleston Harbour. The South was trying to assert their rights over it as part of the Confederacy, and fired on it.As the North had no way of keeping the garrison supplied, it surrendered, and Lincoln called for voluntee…
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Dred Scott was a slave who belonged to a US Army surgeon, Dr. Emerson, and traveled with him to various military bases in the mid-19th-century. Some of the places they lived were "free" States and territories that outlawed slavery. After the doctor died, Scott tried to buy his and his family's fre…
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John Brown , the famous abolitionist, raided Harpers Ferry because he wanted to start a war about slavery he hated it. And shockingly he was a white guy, it all started when he had a black friend at the age of twelve, the black boy was a slave owned by Browns father, and John say his friend getting …
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Answer John Brown was a militant abolitionist who tried to raid the national guard armory in Richmond, Virginia (I'm not positive about the details, and I'm kind of rushed now so I can't check them; anybody who knows better please correct this) in order to arm a slave uprising. He already had a v…
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Answer Slavery in general started thousands of years ago, when one group of people captured members of another group of people. The beginnings aren't certain, but it was going on in ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, Japan, Ancient America... you name it. Slavery in Africa also started thousands of ye…
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In the US the 13th Amendment. Elsewhere other bills were enacted to abolish slavery locally. Unfortunately slavery is still very much a fact of life in some areas of the world.
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Slavery began with man from the very start. Slaves were taken in raids and wars. Ancient Rome bought and sold slaves as well as took slaves in war. Today there are still slaves, so it hasn't gone away.
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when they passed the amendment was passed that doesn't men that slavery insisted over it is still go in on today and people dont see that. but they should because people are all the same even if they are colored or don't speak your language. they are just the same a you. people should be treated th…
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The problem is that there aren"t many aboriginals left in todays society for one. there culture has been almost completely destroyed and we, as a society, are still being racist to them.
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Some believe there were more slaves than free people. Some believe at least a third of ancient Greeks were slaves. Most were sold into slavery by their parents who were too poor to take care of them. Slaves could be anyone. As has been said most were sold into slavery. Many were captured in war, an…
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In 1620, the first African slaves were brought to the English colony of Jamestown. Blacks remained slavers for the next few hundred years. Only after three amendments were passed after the US Civil War did Afrfo-Americans begin to have the same rights as white Americans. Yet it took another one year…
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