Midterm Essay - Midterm Essay Slavery The first imported...

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Midterm Essay Slavery - The first imported Africans were brought as indentured servants, not slaves. Slavery is a condition in which one person, known as a slave , is under the control of another. Slavery almost always occurs for the purpose of securing the labour of the slave. The Dred Scott decision of 1857 asserted that one could take one's property anywhere virtually legalizing slavery in the free states. It also asserted that African Americans could not be citizens, as many Northern states granted blacks citizenship, who (in some states) could even vote. This was an example of Slave Power , the plantation aristocracy's attempt to control the North. This turned Northern public opinion even further against slavery. After the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act , armed conflict broke out in Kansas Territory , where the question of whether it would be admitted to the Union as a slave state or a free state had been left to the inhabitants. " Bleeding Kansas ." The Civil War spelled the end for chattel slavery in America. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was a reluctant gesture that proclaimed freedom for slaves within the Confederacy, although not those in strategically important Border states . However, the proclamation made the abolition of slavery an official war goal and it was implemented as the Union captured territory from the Confederacy. Civil War – civil war as a turning point, new central government dominance, new
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Ralfy during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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Midterm Essay - Midterm Essay Slavery The first imported...

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