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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness"
(Thomas Jefferson).

Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first
discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade-
Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in
that is now called the Caribbean, and eventually reached the southern
coasts of America (Slavery Two; Milton Meltzer). The African natives were
of all ages and sexes. Women usually worked in the homes, cooking and
cleaning, whereas men were ...

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bringing
manufactured goods, capture Africans and take them to the Caribbean, and
then take the crops and goods and bring them back to Europe. The African
people, in order to communicate invented a language that was a mixture of
all the African languages combined, called Creole. This language now
varies from island to island. They also kept their culture which accounts
for calypso music and the instruments used in these songs.
Slavery was common all over the world until 1794 when France signed the
Act of the National Convention abolishing slavery. It would take America
about a hundred years to do the same (Slavery Two; Milton Meltzer).
George Washington was America's hero. He was America's first president.
He was a slave owner. He deplored slavery but did not release his slaves.
His will stated that they would be released after the death of his wife
(The Volume Library; 1988). Washington wasn't the only president to have
slaves. Thomas Jefferson wrote, "All men are ...

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Added: 2/22/2006 12:11:08 AM
Category: Social Issues
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