America 's Moral Progress Of The Past 1000 Years Of Human History

992 Words Sep 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Do you believe that there has been moral progress in the past 1000 years of human history? Absolutely! Look at our country we have gone from a country where African American and Asian Americans were property (slaves), also when women weren 't much better to do anything but being a homemaker, and wiping out an entire race of people the Native Americans. In today’s society, we now have a black president which people never had expected. However, women now can vote and are also pretty much-outpacing men in mostly every measurable index. Without due process, a dictator could simply have you killed without sympathy. Life as a whole is appreciated more than it was 1000 years ago.
Slavery in America began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. They were here to aid in the production of such profitable crops like tobacco and other crops. Slavery was practiced throughout the American lifestyles in the colonies of 17th and 18th centuries. However, African-American slaves helped build the economic foundations of the new nation by intense hard labor and also they were treated immorally wrong. What spark a new life was when “By the mid-19th century, America’s westward expansion, along with a growing abolition movement in the North, would provoke a great debate over slavery that would tear the nation apart in the bloody American Civil War (1861-65). Though the Union victory freed the nation’s 4 million slaves, the legacy of…

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