Firstly slaverys role in the american economy is

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Firstly, slavery’s role in the American economy is nothing less than
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spectacular. In 1794, Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, which ultimately decreased harsh labor Forced onto the slaves. Massive production of cotton came from the South due to the revolutionized process. The demand for cotton was so great that the slogan “Cotton is King” was truly understood, for everyone knew that the production of cotton was so massive that it surpassed tobacco. Additionally, slavery played its largest role in American politics. For example, the Kansas-Nebraska Act established two new states from the Kansas Territory, Kansas and Nebraska. It allowed the settlers to decide if Kansas would be a free or slave state by popular sovereignty, which ultimately went against the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Also, many court cases arose that altered the way Americans viewed slavery, such as, the Dred Scott Decision, which was a court case that ruled that slaves were chattels, private property, and they couldn’t be taken away from their owners without due process. Also, political parties emerged from the ashes of other parties that had lost supporters due to its position on slavery. One example would be the Free Soil Party, which came from anti-slavery members of the Whig and Democratic Party, mainly from New York. Moreover, members of the Senate became hostile toward one another over the issue of slavery. For example, Charles Sumner gave a speech about the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Act, which were laws that required a slave to return to the state in which he or she had fled from, and was beaten by Preston Brooks until his cane broke. This incident became known as the Brooks-Sumner Affair. Also, slavery caused some effect in the social life of Americans. Many rebellions occurred because of the issue of slavery, such as the Steno Rebellion in 1739, which was led by Jimmy, also known as “Cato,” who marched down the Steno River, hence its Many groups emerged to help African slaves; many tried to ship them back across the Atlantic Ocean to African countries, such as Liberia. The New England Emigrant Aid Company is one example. It was a company that transported immigrants to the Kansas Territory, so that when it joined the United States it would be a free state. There were also positive effects from slaves, for example, Harriet Tubman freed over seven hundred slaves. Her courage kept hope in slaves’ hearts that they too would be free some day. Conclusively, a negative and positive role was played by slavery in the American economy, politics, and social life prior to 1860. Many people disagreed with slavery, but no one can deny that slavery didn’t have positive contributes to the United States. In fact, some went so far as to say that slavery was better than working and getting paid. For example, Solon Robinson believed that slavery was very beneficial because a master wouldn’t allow them to get hurt because the master had to pay for the slave; they would much rather a hard working immigrant be hurt before a slave.
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