IsSocietyfair - Alexxis Hoernes English 10 Period: 6 Due:...

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Alexxis HoernesEnglish 10Period: 6Due: Tuesday, September 15thIs 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 createdequal. Thomas Jefferson believed in this theory that all men are created equal. If this is true thenshould not society treat all individuals the same?December 6th, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified ending slaveryin the United States. Was this an act of fairness? Before 1865, African Americans were forcedinto slavery and treated like cattle or property that one owns, not human beings. The Whitesthought 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 thesuperior thought that Whites are triumphant stayed. In history, this is not the only time slaveryhas affected society. For example the Triangular Trade that lasted from the late 16th century toearly 19th century. The Triangular Trade brought goods from Europe to Africa, picking uppotential slaves for the States then the ship would continue back to Europe. Africans suffered asthey were forced from their home lands into a boat for a few weeks to 3 months to have a finaldestination in America to be sold into slavery. Although, the Africans were the main tradingfactor, they were not the only ones who suffered a great deal. When the Europeans came to the

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English, 13th Amendment, Native Americans in the United States, rich man

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