Independence Essay

Independence Essay - Jose Leon When people think about the...

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Jose Leon When people think about the period of time directly after the revolutionary war, one word usually comes up; independence. While that is the biggest event to come out of the war, there were countless social, political, and economic changes that made almost as much of a difference in the lives of early Americans. Some happened immediately after the war, some happened a few years later, all had a profound effect on the infant country. Arguably the most important change was the northern states abolishing slavery. This event would echo loudly and stretch out into the history of the United States for decades to come, four score and seven years into the future to be exact, and permanently change American history once again. This action was the snowball on top of the hill that eventually grew into the Civil War avalanche. Alternately, the southern states steadfastly refused to emancipate their slaves instead saying their continued enslavement was essential to maintain the luxurious planter lifestyle. Virginia in particular took a hard stand against emancipation, hanging a slave who had planned an uprising and 30 of his followers. The fact this change resonates so far forward into the history of the country and had such a profound impact over all on it makes it one of the most, if not the most important change of the new country. The slave trade was officially ended in
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