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Thomas Jefferson once said Maintaining slavery was like holding a wolf by its ears You didnt like it but you didnt dare let it go Civil War Slavery was apart of this nations birth It would be the deciding factor in the separation from North and South The separation of the two would cause fear and hatred which would eventually lead to war Future president Abraham Lincoln said it best As a nation we began by declaring that all men are created equal we now practically read it all men are created equal except Negroes Civil War Slavery was introduced to the lands of North America from the very beginning of English later American colonization Throughout the American Revolution this idea that all men are created equal was the driving force for change blood was spilled but after years of warfare it was all over a new nation had been born Finally there was a chance to start over but with this idea of equality came hesitance and there was no change The question of morality was surpassed by greed and profitability At the Constitutional Convention the topic of the Black slave was discussed and after much deliberation it was proposed that the slave would be treated as three-fifths of that of a White for the purposes of representation and taxation The only reason why the slave was worth that much was because the Government needed the tax money If slaves didnt count at all there wouldnt be two bits to collect in hisher name Also at the Convention the slave trade itself was discussed but no compromise could be made In other words the institution of slavery was protected in the Constitution the very fabric of this nation Something that was fought so hard for equality was hypocritically passed aside and left alone for the next generation to deal with Slavery never was commonly practiced in the North As being a free territory the
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