The Paradox Of Democracy During The Early Republic

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Democracy is built on the idea that everyone is created equal and has equal rights. However, during the Early Republic, the existence of slavery contradicted this principle. This created a paradox that America struggled to solve for many years. Despite the principles of democracy, slavery was allowed to continue, and the founders of America placed limitations on who could participate in the political process based on factors like race, gender, and property ownership. This perpetuated the paradox and created a long struggle for equality and freedom that continues to this day. In the Early Republic, Americans attempted to solve the paradox, but they only made things worse. Some believed that slavery was necessary for the economy, while others

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