Purpose Of Slavery

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Now we all have heard of the term slavery and have some knowledge about what went on. However, many people don’t know the exact reason why Slavery took place. Some say, because Europeans at that time were just mean and cold-hearted. That is so, but it was other aspects for them to take hostage individuals and sell them across the world. Therefore, the purpose of Slavery in the United States was to gain power, wealth, and free labor.
Once the Portuguese heard of the gold centered around West Africa, they were eager to gain access to it. They established trading stations and built forts along the coast, and it was well protected from the rival European traders. Coming in contact with some of the African kingdoms, instead of fighting them they
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