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Slavery has been a problem unless you are pro-slavery since the beginning of time So why should the American colonies be any different Well they werent Slavery was introduced into the new world in 1606 and it grew rapidly in the south until the time of the revolutionary war in 1775 There were many reasons people would say that it grew but the biggest reasons can be put into three categories they are social economic and geographical First off a huge reason that slavery grew so quickly in the south was because it was socially expectable Slavery was often looked upon as a necessary evil Some people felt it was wrong but figured that the ends justified the means However possibly more people felt that slavery was doing the blacks a favor They justified slavery by saying that they were better off in slavery then by themselves They were looked upon as second class citizens The idea was not what can we do for them but what can they do for us It was thought that blacks were put on to the world to benefit the whites If those people in the south looked down on slaveholders than slavery would not have become so great but the problem was that people favored it Next there were the great economic benefits that slaves provided to there owners During this time period agricultural products were bringing in all the money Cotton was one of the major prod ucts of the south to but the problem with cotton was that it took a lot of time and energy to produce it Solution bring in black slaves or indentured servants to do the work for them Indentured ser vants cost money though money that many large plantation owners decided they didnt need to spend So they started to invest in slaves Not only
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