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Reading ̶ Side A © 2019 iCivics, Inc. Name: Slavery: No Freedom, No Rights For Sale: Human Beings! It’s too awful to seem real, but it was. From the earliest days of the American colonies through the mid-1860’s—nearly 250 years—many American families owned slaves. A slave , or an enslaved person , is a person who is held as the property of another person. Slaves in America were human beings taken from Africa. They were bought and sold the same way horses and wagons were bought and sold. Enslaved people were given no legal rights. They had to do whatever their owners told them to do, and many suffered at the hands of brutal owners. All slaves, no matter how they were treated, suffered because they had no freedom. States could choose to outlaw slavery if they wanted to, but it wasn’t until 1808 that Congress made it illegal to bring more people from Africa to be slaves. However, that didn’t mean that slavery ended. For those already here and their children, slavery continued in many states, especially in the South. How Was Slavery Defended? People defended slavery in one of two ways. Some people thought slavery was a necessary evil something we needed even though we didn’t like it. Others thought slavery was actually a good thing WKaW KeOSed eYeU\Rne inYROYed± +eUe aUe IRXU Za\V SeRSOe MXVWi¿ed VOaYeU\² Examples of Pro-Slavery Thinking Don’t Make Me Do That We have to have slavery so there’s someone to do the yucky work nobody else wants to do.

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