How is Slavery Still so Prevelent Today?

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Most people in the United States would agree that slavery was abolished when the thirteenth amendment was passed in 1865. These people are completely unaware that every year there is an estimated 800,000 people world wide, and 14,500- 17,500 people in America alone that are trafficked into slavery every single year. It is unbelievable that in a world that has come so far, that something so horrible can still be going on. One might ask themselves: What could be a reason that such a horrible thing could be happening all around us? It is hard to believe that with all of the technologies and intelligence that the world withholds, that it would be possible for this many people to disappear every single year. (Rome)

The main factor contributing to human trafficking is poverty. Poverty occurs in many poor nations because of harsh economic times and low education levels. These factors often leave people desperate for survival for both themselves, and their families. Some parents choose to send their children away to foreign countries to do labor so that they can cut down on their budget that would normally be used for education. Others, however, often choose to move abroad themselves and start a new life. These people are so desperate to find jobs that they often are not aware of the situations that they may be putting themselves in. Because those who are sending their children away to work in foreign lands and orthers who are choosing to move abroad

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