The Role Of Slavery In The 1800's

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Slavery was a national establishment when the American Revolution came around. The number slaves were minor, but there were least a few in every colony. Even before the ratification of the Constitution, Northern States were on the start of abolishing slavery outright or passing laws that provided gradual emancipation. The Northern Ordinance was passed in 1787, barring slavery from territories that were recently established during that period, so slavery was immediately eradicated, existing only in the South. Slavery was heavily embedded in almost every aspect of life of the American South during the 1800’s. It affected the development regarding economics, politics, society, and culture. The role of slavery played the foundation in their economics, especially in the production of their cash crop, like tobacco, rice and cotton. The increase in the number of leaves was because of the rise of the Cotton Kingdom in the lower south. The process of the production of cotton was strenuous and time consuming but the invention of the cotton gin along with the helping hands of numerous people to work the crop solved the problem. The Upper South—Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia, …show more content…

The North’s population grew tremendously along with the Industrial development as it attracted may European immigrants. Political tension was increased as everything that was discussed was geared in protecting its economic interests and slavery, or improving its circumstances, like the expansion of the lands to Kentucky and Nebraska and the Indian Removal Act. The South always wanted to govern on its own regarding slavery, giving them control over their own destiny, because any policy that restricts or excludes slavery from territorial expansions were step toward the permanence of political inferiority and the abolition of

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