What Are The Causes Of Slavery Dbq

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In the early united states, each set of colonies had their own rules for slavery. Some were alike in ways. Others stood out from the crowd. In the North, Middle, and the South, slaves were still being sold. Even in the 1800s. The north colonies (also known as the New England colonies) had somewhat less slaves then the others. Sadly, slavery was not quite abolished in most colonies here. The good news was that only about 0.65% of the population were slaves. {Doc. 8} Mum­Bett, a slave in the colony of Massuchusetts, decided to talk to one of the big leaders in the colony. She used the newly printed Declaration of Independence in her argument. She stated from it, remarking,” All men are created equal.” She later asked,”Won 't the law give me my freedom?” {Doc. 3} Because of her, Massachusetts became slave free. This also declined the slaves in…show more content…
The percentage of slaves to the total population averaged to 7.08%. {Doc. 8} Cato, a former slave of Pennsylvania, did not like what the Pennsylvania Assembly was arguing about. He did not want to go back as a slave. He also said that it would be so much harder to go back after they had a taste of freedom. {Doc. 5} Many people know that the south had the biggest slave percentage. They didn 't quite let go of their slaves until after the civil war, and discrimination continued even later. In 1790, there was a percentage of more than 35%! {Doc. 8} Sometimes, many of these slaves were overworked or beaten. They riled up against towns. One of these times, 21 white people were killed. When the militia came, all 43 slaves were killed or executed. The government even thought that maybe they should bribe the Native Americans to help. {Doc. 6} In this essay, I have shown you the differences and stories in each section of the United States. I showed you the north, middle, and south colonies. We talked about Mum­Bett, Cato, and slaves breaking out. Hopefully you have seen how the late 1700s are compared to
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