Essay about Slavery : A Very Big Deal For Everyone

1319 Words Mar 31st, 2016 6 Pages
Slavery was a very big deal for everyone. “Slavery in America began when the very first African American slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, to aid the production of such lucrative crops as tobacco.” (History.com Staff. "Slavery in America." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 01 Jan. 2009. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.) Many sides were taken when it came to slavery. In the states that are north of Maryland, slavery had either disappeared or ended in 1820. In the North, they did not approve of slavery. Tons of northerners distrusted southern political power. Many people organized opponents of slavery and worked for its abolition nationwide. Abolitionists formed groups to end slavery. “An abolitionist is a person who advocated or supported the abolition of slavery.”( "The Definition of Abolitionist." Dictionary.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.) The first to abolish slavery were the states of New England. The increase of the industrialized North showed that the distribution of seats in the house were in their favor. As the population in the North increased, the population in the South stayed stationary. It says here that; “the northern economy manufactured goods that it wanted to sell abroad, but more importantly, at home. Northern manufacturers wanted tariffs imposed on imported foreign goods that could be made in the United States to ensure that the South bought northern goods.” ("The Blue and Gray Trail - America 's Civil War." The…

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