The Role Of Slavery In The Constitution

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Fred Cardenas 2/06/13 Period 1 Slavery In The Constitution: Yes or No? Imagine waking up every day of your life in an unfamiliar land while being put to work for another individual through harsh inhumane conditions where any act of disobedience or disrespect could cost you your life. You are the worker that plants the crops, cleans the surroundings, prepares the food and much more while not being compensated for your work or even respected for it. You are in essence one of the essential necessities needed to continuously run the land yet when it comes to having rights like other individuals you are rejected. You are seen as nothing more than property. This exact situation happened back when the U.S. Constitution was being created. Slaves were a major part needed to be discussed in the constitution but it was not. This was wrong. Slavery should have been addressed during the ratification of the U.S. Constitution because they are human beings just like us. When it came time to discuss issues at the constitutional convention the idea of slavery came to be addressed only when negotiating whether or not each slave should have been counted as a person in regards to representation. The ones who felt that the black man was as much “man” as the white man were a part of the minority. Ultimately they settled for counting blacks as…show more content…
They helped build a lot of America. Not only were they great workers they also proved to be intelligent if given the chance. For example George Washington Carver was born near the end of the civil war. Since slavery was abolished, Carver was given the chance to get an education and with his opportunity he developed his crop rotation method that let the south recover after the soil had been depleted. Carver made his contribution if given the chance imagine what could have been accomplished sooner if other blacks had been given the same chance. This is another reason why slavery should have been

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