Alexxis Hoernes English 10 Period: 6 Due: Tuesday, September 15th Is it possible for society to be fair to everyone? No, it is not possible, but why? In history, and in present day, individuals have spoken about how society is fair or how all are created equal. Thomas Jefferson believed in this theory that all men are created equal. If this is true then should not society treat all individuals the same? December 6th, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified ending slavery in the United States. Was this an act of fairness? Before 1865, African Americans were forced into slavery and treated like cattle or property that one owns, not human beings. The Whites thought they were better than the African Americans making the Whites seem triumphant. Although, even after the 13th Amendment was ratified ending the right to own slaves the superior thought that Whites are triumphant stayed. In history, this is not the only time slavery has affected society. For example the Triangular Trade that lasted from the late 16th century to early 19th century. The Triangular Trade brought goods from Europe to Africa, picking up potential slaves for the States then the ship would continue back to Europe. Africans suffered as they were forced from their home lands into a boat for a few weeks to 3 months to have a final destination in America to be sold into slavery. Although, the Africans were the main trading factor, they were not the only ones who suffered a great deal. When the Europeans came to the Americas, they did not realize the country was already inhabited by the Native Americans.