Slavery In The South Analysis

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In the South where the forces of slavery were strong, the number of slaves increased and slavery also extended westward. The U.S. constitution became a powerful force in the continued enslavement of African Americans the constitution goals were. One of the Constitution goals was to counteract slave rebellion and escape, so congress formed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. This act allowed slave masters to recapture slaves who escaped to the free states. Another factor that increased slavery in the south was the southern cotton production, which encourages the “domestic slave trade”. Cotton became the most lucrative U.S. export and master in Maryland, Virginia, and other regions began to support by selling their slaves because the would sell their
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