Essay about Slavery And Its Impact On The United States

761 Words Aug 6th, 2016 4 Pages
Slavery can be traced back to as early as 1760 BC. Slavery is defined as the condition of a slave; in bondage a slave is defined as a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant. It fiendishly raised its repugnant head amongst many cultures and nations around the world. Many people viewed slavery as immoral and some viewed it as a necessary evil. However evil it may have been, it did have a tremendous effect shaping the United States, particularly the South. From the period of 1800 to 1865 the institution of slavery shaped southern economy, politics, and cultural atmosphere. Slavery had the biggest impact on the southern economy. In America, slavery can be traced back to Jamestown, Virginia. Historians believed the first slaves arrived with British colonies around 1619 (Slavery). People of African descent were the primary slave demographic entering the new world. British settlers, seeking wealth, needed aid to produce profitable crops such as tobacco, so they turned to slave labor(history.). Over the next 200 years the settlers began to expand the new territory. Many colonists migrated to the Northern states such as Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and to the Southern states such as Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. Slavery was so prevalent in the South because of the fertile soil and the warm climate was perfect for large farms, produce, tobacco and cotton (North and…

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