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The Role Of Slavery During The American Revolution

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During the American Revolution, slavery was viewed as a normal part of life. Very few questioned the lifestyle, as slavery was considered to be crucial in the development of the colonies. Founding fathers, such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Hancock owned slaves to labor on their households and fields. Even Benjamin Franklin, the pioneer of many modern inventions and a major political figure, owned two slaves, named George and King. He lived with these slaves and the belief that they were inferior to him until he traveled to Africa in 1763. He observed an African school, and afterward, he started questioning the slave ownership right. Quote by Jefferson, “I was on the whole much pleased, and from what I then saw, have conceived
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