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Slavery the practice of one person owning another this type of practice has existed since ancient times In the United States slaves from Africa were bought and sold like property Although at first there were slaves in both the northern and southern part of the United States by the early nineteenth century slavery had died out in the North But in the South most slaves still worked on large farms called Plantations Plantation owners had invested a lot of money in slaves during the time before machines were able to do the work of many people owners relied on slaves to do all the work on their farms Owners argued that without slavery they would have to pay workers and would therefore be financially ruined Their way of life which benefited wealthy white people would end Many Americans both black and white thought that slavery was wrong Fredrick Douglass and Nat Turner were among those who opposed slavery They were called abolitionists and they worked to end slavery in the United States In 1857 as tensions grew between the North and South over slavery a slave from Missouri named Dred Scott asked the courts for his freedom Dred Scotts owner had moved and taken him to Illinois and then to Wisconsin Territory where slavery was not allowed Scott felt that because he was now living in a free territory he should be free His case eventually reached the Supreme Court which declared that a slave was property and not a citizen with constitutional rights whether or not he lived in a free state The court denied Dred Scott his freedom This decision angered many in the North who continued to pressure the South to end slavery When Abraham Licoln was elected president of the United States the South feared that Lincoln and his Republican Party would finally put a stop to slavery By 1861 eleven southern states decided that they no longer wished to be
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