The Pros And Cons Of Slavery In America

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Slavery was a large issue in the United States and it caused many disagreements between the North and the South in the late 1800’s. Nearing the end of the Civil War, the 13th amendment was passed; this meant thaintt slavery was abolished and slaves were freed from their owners. Although slavery ended, there was still segregation between the whites and blacks. The 14th and 15th amendments helped with black rights, but there was still a distance. They needed Martin Luther King Jr. to help, King was a Civil rights activist who did not like the way that blacks were being treated. He stepped up to the challenge, ending segregation in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr peacefully stood against segregation and changed the way that blacks were treated.…show more content…
Slavery is the process in which one human was owned by another and used for crucial work. Richard Hellie, English literature professor at the University of Chicago, explains how these slaves were being treated as objects and were considered property to their owners. Hellie compared slaves to property because they were treated with little to no respect and were forced to do anything their master requested. He also compared them to objects because they had no personal rights, and would get beaten by their owner if they didn’t follow direct instructions. Slaves were taken away from their families and no man was allowed to stand up for a slave (Hellie). Being a slave, meant having no freedom. Without freedom the slaves never had a chance to stick up for themselves or other slaves. This also caused them to miss out on many things that other children got to do. For example, the slaves could not learn to read or

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