A Deeper Analysis Of The Time Of Slavery Within America Essay

1228 Words Nov 30th, 2016 5 Pages
It was one of the darkest times within American history. The Union was divided; the North upholding the right that every man ought to be free, regardless of his or her color, and the South regarding the belief that man has a right to own property and people. A war ensued, pitting brother against brother, state against state, and the Union against itself. Ultimately, a resolution came forth from President Lincoln’s desk, freeing all slaves and those in bondage, and the 13th amendment was added to the Constitution, reinforcing Lincoln’s executive order. Setting aside this ethical conundrum, a deeper analysis of the time of slavery within America reveals that there were extreme benefits within this practice, as slavery throttled an American economy, propelling it to the forefront of leadership among the world’s foremost countries.
An primary conjecture brought upon this topic initially is the question of how could this even be discussed, as slavery is such an immoral and negatively subjective action to take part of. However, as previously stated, this is not an ethics paper. If it were so, then the resolution would necessitate no more than merely a few sentences of exposition. One can point out Biblical truths that object the proposition of slavery, pointing to 1 John 2:2, “not only for ours {sins} but also for the sins of the whole world.” Or in Genesis 1, that “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” It can…

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