The Impacts Of Slavery In The 17th And 18th Century

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The scope of slavery varied based on how practical and profitable slaves would be in that time period and location. Slavery had many impacts on society as a whole and influenced political, economic, and cultural aspects which all demonstrate the development of slavery in the 17th and 18th century. By the 17th century many Indians had been killed off by diseases and many white indentured servants no longer were willing to work (Foner, pg. 94). At first, the majority of slaves were sent to Brazil and the West Indies with less than 5% sent to the colonies (Foner, pg. 98). The introduction of slaves shaped the culture in the colonies because people did not grasp any moral implications of slavery. At the time, there were no set concepts of race and racism, the people merely saw the Africans as alien in their color, religion, and social practices (Foner, pg. 99). As slavery developed, people continued to enjoy the benefits of slavery, like how it was profitable. The expense of the slaves’ housing, clothing, and food was considerably …show more content…

The American Revolution was inevitable for many reasons, but Colonies and English societies being different didn’t necessarily lead to a revolution. The economic tensions had a large impact on making a revolution more likely to occur. Many examples exist of the colonists feeling misunderstood by the British, which led to more conflict. The American Revolution was inevitable because there isn’t a single instance or event that directly caused the Revolution, there was a collection of issues that contributed to the greater conflict between the colonies and the British that eventually blew up. The mere location of the two societies was a factor that built up into much conflict, the colonies were so isolated and separated by an ocean which could be interpreted as them having different

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