Argumentative Essay On How Did The Us Justify Slavery

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How did the U.S. justify slavery? The defenders of slavery included economics, history, religion, legality and social good. Argued that the end of slavery would result in the killing economic impact on the south where slave labour was the foundation of their economy. Also argued that if all the slaves were freed it would cause widespread unemployment and chaos. Defenders of slavery noted that in the Bible, Abraham had slaves. They point to the Ten Commandments, noting that "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor 's house, ... nor his manservant, nor his maidservant." In the New Testament, Paul returned a runaway slave, Philemon, to his master, and, although slavery was widespread throughout the Roman world, Jesus never spoke out against it. Turned to the courts and who…show more content…
They claim to have political, social and economic theories that center on the values of individual liberty, equality, economic freedom, limited and democratic government and the rule of law. But the existence of slavery goes against all of those beliefs and values. They did not give equal opportunity to those rights and freedoms. They had no choice or opinion in the matter nor were they even seen as equal or as human beings. Perspectives against: Abraham Lincoln was against slavery. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it for themselves.” Before Lincoln was even a president, on 1854 he was a simple lawyer that was giving a speech about the slavery he called it ‘immoral’. The act that gave the way to slavery is the Kansas-Nebraska act, it outlines that the choice of slaves has been left up to each individual state. Lincoln campaigned against the Kansas-Nebraska act, he called out the Democratic party for letting the act pass. He was angry that they had passed a law, that as he claimed “assumes there can be moral right in the enslaving of one man by another.” Lincoln believed that the act went against what America was found
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