Slavery DBQ Essay

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The number of slaves that where imported into the colonies between 1700 and 1800 has allowed the new world to grow in a way that lead to exceptional growth. Some may argue that slavery was completely debauched and unnecessary. On the contrary, slave trade was still a significant stimulus to the development of the colonies. The middle and the New England colonies were smaller, therefore not so dependent on a significant amount of labor. Slavery had played an important role in the development of the colonies. This also lead to cheaper labor and as a result increased the amount of productivity. The southerners were the ones who profited most from slave labor. They were able to mass-produce crops, goods, and raw material to sell to other places …show more content…

Many factors contributed to the eventual rebellion of Americans against British rule in 1776, the Intolerable Acts being one of them. The most important cause for rebellion was the restriction of civil liberties on the colonists. In addition the British government enforced acts such as the Writs of Assistance and the Quartering Act. Both of these were highly criticized and colonists challenged the constitutionality of these acts. The fact that colonists believed their civil rights were being violated, their arguments not being heard, and that their efforts to have their own privacy honored were ignored all lead to a rebellion. Further more The Intolerable Acts were an impossible attempt by the British to force the colonists to pay for the tea that was lost during the Boston Tea Party. This resulted in serious economic distress for the colonies, and lead to desperate measures by the colonists, such as the Continental Congress. With the event that transpired I believe that this was the driving force that lead America to become independent, which was a major factor in Americas development. In conclusion, The Boston Massacre was one of the first steps in American history that truly represents the fight for independence and thus allowing them to develop even more so in the up coming centuries.

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