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The Abolition Of Slavery Throughout The United States And Haiti

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Raina Baxter
Dr. Haas
AFRI 312
September 28, 2015

The Abolishment of Slavery in the United States and Haiti. When you think of the abolishment of slavery, what is the first place you think of? Was it the United States? Maybe even Africa? Although these two regions are well discussed in the history of slavery there are for more areas that were involved. For the purpose of this paper, the two regions that have been chosen are the United States and Haiti. The United States was colonized by a mix of different races. The most predominant were English settlers and Haiti was predominantly French settlers. These two regions bought, sold and traded slaves by the use of the Transatlantic Slave trade. However, both the United States and Haiti played a significant role in the abolishment of slavery. The United States was spilt into two sections, the Northern and the Southern states. The Southern states wanted to keep slavery, however, the Northern States fought against it. The civil war broke out in this time. President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation In 1863 which abolished slavery. (13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, 1865) However it could not go into full effect until after the Southern states surrendered in 1865. Also that same year it was added to the constitution that slavery would be illegal. (13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, 1865) In Haiti, circumstances were a bit different. The emancipation in Haiti started with salves revolting against their
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