Slavery In The Articles Of Slavery

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The role of slavery in the United States was a very important issue up to about 1865 when the 13th amendment was passed, which says that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”(Amend 13) The origins of slavery in the colonial United States are very complex. They needed the slaves for labor, especially plantation agricultural labor. In a later time, around the writing of the Constitution, there were still more than 500,000 black American slaves. Slavery was around for roughly 364 years. From 1501 to 1865, thousands and thousands of African American slaves were beaten and forced …show more content…
For one, the Articles of Confederation had a unicameral legislature, while the Constitution had a bicameral legislature, which consisted of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Secondly, the Articles of Confederation hade between two and seven members of Congress in each state, while the Constitution only allows two senators per state, and the number of representatives per state is dependent on the population of the state. For example, while there are currently 36 representatives in Texas, there are only two representatives in Maine. A third thing that differs in the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution is that in the Articles, there is no executive, and in the Constitution the President is the executive. Also, in the Articles there could only be one vote per state, while in the Constitution there is one vote per representative or Senator. Another example is that in the Articles, each representative or senator could only serve one year in the legislative office, and in the Constitution a representative can serve two years and a senator can serve up to six. Also, a rather important difference is that during the time of the Articles of Confederation, arguments were solved with the Congress, while the Constitution says that arguments have to be solved by the Supreme Court. And lastly, the Articles of Confederation required the consent of all of the 13 colonies, while the Constitution only required the consent of nine states out of the

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