Slavery Mid-1700s

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In the beginning Africans would be sold in the colonies as indentured servants. Unfortunately, the need for workers grew, assemblies began to pass laws making slavery legal. Later in time, slavery became a part of their life, in the colonies. In the mid-1700s, slavery was legal in all 13 colonies. These laws said that the children of enslaved people would also be slaves. Saddly, families were normally split up and sold to different owners. Slaves often did whatever they could to resist, act against slavery, brake tools, pretend to be sick, or work slowly. These action were dangerous, slaves had to be careful to avoid punishment.
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