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We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness Thomas Jefferson The only problem with this passage from the Declaration of Independence is that it does not say We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and Negroes are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness Thomas Jeffersons words were not correct Not all men were created equal and these men were slaves Slavery has existed throughout the United States for centuries before the present day This was the most inhumane treatment any man could go through The following report will express the impact of slavery on the history of the united states of AmericaIn the summer of 1619 a 160-ton ship from the Port of Flushing in Holland sailed into the Chesapeake Bay The Dutch ship was under the command of Captain Jope and piloted by an English man named Marmaduke Raynor In exchange for supplies Jope sold more than 20 Negroes to the local authorities in the English colony of Virginia These blacks came ashore 12 years after the founding of Jamestown At first the Virginians liked white indentured persons who knew their language and their ways compared to the newly arrived black slaves Over time though the black servants grew accustomed to the environment and were better than the white indentured servants The colonists didnt approve but because of the need for laborers for Tobacco the acceptance grewThe Revolutionary War won for the Americans a large stretch of wilderness between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River After 1800 settlers began to clear and plant on the land Many of these settlers brought slaves with them One of the crops which they planted was cotton When the
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