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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:06 pm 
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If slavery was so horrible, why did it ever take place?

The colonists, especially people who owned large farms or plantations, wanted slaves to work for them. They preferred slaves, whom they did not have to pay, to free workers who would receive money for their work. After the Revolution, slavery grew in the South while it declined in the North. Some Americans became very wealthy because of the work done by slaves whom they did not pay. Greed has made people do some awful things throughout history.

Wealth made these same men powerful. They often held high public offices and made the laws. When people tried to outlaw slavery, these men prevented it. Politicians in the South said that the North should not be able to force the South to end slavery. They pointed out that northern industries bought cotton and other products produced by slave labor. Because so much wealth and power were involved, it took the Civil War to end slavery.

What about the Declaration of Independence? It says that "all men are created equal" and that everyone has the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."


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Did you know that black men had the right to vote in this country before woman did. I would also fathem to guess that the most discriminated against group of people in this country currently are overweight woman. Anyone else care to venture a guess?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:28 pm 
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Did you know that black men had the right to vote in this country before woman did. I would also fathem to guess that the most discriminated against group of people in this country currently are overweight woman. Anyone else care to venture a guess?


What good is a vote when you are still considered less than human. In essence your vote is being used against no matter who you (black people) vote for.

The same people are being discriminated against with some new additions, hasn't nothing changed but how the game is being played.

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