The Slavery Movement During Middle School Essay

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From the time most students started middle school they have heard of slavery. Maybe some of the people they knew had lived through this time, knew people and family members that experienced slavery, or had some family and friends that might have been the very products of slavery; some good, some bad, and some ugly. It marks a time in American history that dates back to the 17th and 18th century when the initial idea was to bring the slaves to the new world to help build the country and establish economic foundations. Slavery moved through our history from slave trading, experiencing the passage to the new county, the invention of the cotton gin and right to the bloody Civil War and Reconstruction. Not only did the U.S. endure slave trading but the slave holders and their impact on an entire race that still can be seen today. The slavery movement moved through Western Expansion and Emancipation. The legacy of slavery is a huge footprint not only in the U.S. but the many countries that also experienced slavery, and helped changed a time in today’s society that can still feel the ramifications.
When speaking about slavery it is critical to look back to where slavery in the United States started. Many African slaves were originally brought to the colony where Jamestown, Virginia was located in 1619 and many years before the colonies decided to become a separate nation. When slavery is debated it is the general assumption that white American men traveled to Africa to hunt and…

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