Impact Of Slavery On The Slave Institution

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1. What assessments can be made about antebellum slavery when subjected to an external economic analysis of the institution? To answer this question, you must first identify six economic factors/forces that had an impact on either the slave institution generally and/or the slave, specifically, and then describe the specific detail the specific impact of effect on the slave. The assessments that can be made about antebellum slavery was that it is period of time where slaves began to increase in demand. From the 1790 to 1860, the expansion of slavery was dramatic. This is because there were several external economic forces that had an impact on the slave institution. These economic factors that had an impact on the slave institution were slavery as an economic system, business cycle, agroeconomics, technology innovations, legal apparatus, and human factors. Slaves in an economic system were treated as properties, which also increase profitability to the slave owners. As the demands for cotton from Europeans and the expansion of cotton South of the United States lead to an increase in demands for slaves. This is due to the Louisiana Purchase at 1803, which marks the cotton kingdom. In addition to that, they were also seen as profitable because they were able to provide labor for other tasks as well such as other produces. The cost also is not much either to provide them their basic necessities. This is important because it motivates slave owners to use their profits in

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