Slave Trade Abolition

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Slave trade abolished in Britain and United States Introduction Before the American Revolution, slavery was a norm and accepted throughout the new world. Major European powers entered the transatlantic slave trade, because they had slave colonies. British came and dominated the slave trade because of its influence in Africa, where its ships carried African captives as compared to other nation. It was estimated that about three million slave were shipped across the Atlantic Ocean as a result. The colonies (British) produced a vast volume of goods like sugar, rice, tobacco and indigo needed for the home market, and the nation grew rich at the expense of slaves. Britain and United States acted swiftly within two decades to abolish the trans-Atlantic…show more content…
The important catalyst came into being to shape the Americans. At this level, the fate of British colonies unleashed a heated debate about the political representation that was often enclosed in disfranchisement and the vote. The commitment of the revolutionaries to the equality and freedom led to the growing unease over the slave trade legitimacy. This was also visible in the way Americans pursue their patriotic cause. Benjamin Rush said that it would be useless for us to denounce the parliament servitude to reduce the citizens while continuing to keep fellow humans in slavery because of their different…show more content…
The abolitionist attacks did not take place simultaneously and that states had varying degree of this freedom. The ideals of freedom differed with the southern plutocracy practiced in those days, where the economy and social interests were protected jealously. Many of those revolutionaries were once slave holders, thus showed little or no inclination towards the abolition of slave trade and slavery. Those that are known as founding fathers agreed to disagree over the issue of slave trade, and this led to the factors that supported the implementation of Constitution. The American Abolitionists The abolitionist did try to sidestep the Constitution by directly appealing to the Congress. Quaker delegation presented a petition to House of Representatives by urging the immediate termination of slave trade both in the United States and internationally. The following day saw a petition from Pennsylvania signed and sanctioned by Benjamin Franklin, urging the Congress to come up with policies against slave trade. The debate ensued that determined the nature of action that followed. The House of Representatives declared that it would neither abolish nor take any action that affected the slavery before the time (1808). They said that the Constitution was supreme, and that any attempts to concede to the abolitionist demands would invite disunion of a young

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