The Impact Of Slavery On The United States Essay

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The Impact of Slavery

Slavery in the United Sates began in 1619. Participating in the salve trade was a way to increase the wealth of a nation. Most African American families were born into slavery as children. Families were separated more often than not. Women had many encounters with sexual abuse and losing their children. During the Antebellum Period, many slaves would escape to the North for their freedom. Something about the authors
Fredrick Douglass was born in 1817 or 1818. Similar to most salves, he started as a young boy. Douglass never knew his father and only saw his mother a few times. Fredrick didn’t know that all of his experiences were abnormal. He was a house servant in Baltimore. He was taught to read and write while enslaved. Fredrick escaped slavery in 1938 and moved to New York City. Even after he was free, he couldn’t stop thinking about all of the other slaves. “He argued that if one slave refused to be corrected, and escaped with his life, the other slaves would soon copy the example; the result of which would be, the freedom of the slaves, and the enslavement of the whites.” http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23/23-h/23-h.htm He set out to abolish slavery completely. Douglass believed slavery was atrocious for both whites and blacks in the South. He accepted the Civil War as a proper movement opposing slavery. He died being known as an outstanding abolitionist.
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