Slavery Was Essential For The Economy Of The United States

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All the way through the 17th and 18th centuries, slavery was essential to the economy of the United States (). It all begun in 1619 when a Dutch ship brought over a ship of slaves from the coast of Africa. The idea of owning foreign people and making them work for free made plantation owners enthusiastic. Over the next couple hundred years, over 7 million healthy, competent people were stolen from the African continent (). Slave owners, otherwise known as masters, had large farms and crops that their African American slaves would work on all day, but there were other jobs that slaves did too. The slaves would also be nannies and maids. Governed rules were placed upon the slaves: they weren’t allowed to read or write, their behavior and…show more content…
Eventually, a live of slavery awaited the ones who were unfortunate enough to survive the ships. Slavery lasted for almost 250 years in the United States. In today’s era of United States culture, committing the crime of owning slaves would result in major fines and imprisonment time. Is slavery or was slavery ever justified? Anyone who disagrees with the statement that slavery is wrong, would be viewed as an evil person. To pose a different perspective: is torture every morally justified? Some may say yes, the rest would say no. Essentially, slavery was a type of torture when it existed. Incidentally, if a person thinks that torture is justified, then that person would also have to agree that slavery is morally acceptable. Slavery has devastated every person who has ever endured it, just as torture tears people apart mentally and emotionally. Torture is not ethical because it is harmful to people, obsolete in today’s way of finding information, and it is not proven to be creditable. The foremost unethical consequence of torture is the undeniable emotional and physical pain it leaves on people. Many forms of torture exist in the world, from isolation (a state where one is normally confined in a small single-colored room without any windows or cellmates to communicate with) to abacination (the act of making a person blind by holding a hot red plate to their eyes). In any and most torture occurrences, the person being torture is brutally scared for the rest of
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