Slavery: A Dying Institution

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The United States in the 1700 used slavery as a common way of generating a mass production of cotton which at the time was a prosperous commodity grown in the new world. The Northern states recognized that slavery was cruel and unjust. Even so, by the time of the American Revolution and eventual adoption of the new Constitution in 1787, slavery was actually a dying institution. As part of the compromises that allowed the Constitution to be written and adopted, the founders agreed to end the importation of slaves into the United States by
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