Unformatted text preview: slavery was seen as a moral evil. • Antislavery societies had been founded even before the American Revolution, but the Constitution dealt the antislavery movement a blow. The framers of the Constitution recognized and legitimized slavery’s existence. The Constitution allowed slavery to increase Southern political power by counting a slave as three-fifths of a person in determining population representation in the House of Representatives. • On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in the Confederacy, over which the president had no control. Six months after the surrender of the Confederacy in 1865, abolition became law when the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery throughout the nation....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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