The, Slavery, And Theatrical Sex Play

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When people think or hear of the word “slavery,” they only remember how poorly the slaves were mistreated and how unfair it was to them to endure this. The modern society only sees slavery as thing of forced labor, prostitution, or theatrical sex-play . Any person, young or old, that is forced into work, owned or controlled by an ‘employer,’ bought or sold as property, or confined from any movement is considered to be in slavery . But back in the 1600s, our thoughts or interpretations didn’t matter. The thoughts of the leaders of America were what truly mattered as well as slaves that escaped and survived to tell their story. So why don’t we go into the mind of those who were directly involved in this epidemic called slavery? Let me …show more content…

If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I believe the declara[tion] that 'all men are created equal ' is the great fundamental principle upon which our free institutions rest; that negro slavery is violative of that principle; but that, by our frame of government, that principle has not been made one of legal obligation; that by our frame of government, the States which have slavery are to retain it, or surrender it at their own pleasure; and that all others---individuals, free-states and national government---are constitutionally bound to leave them alone about it. I believe our government was thus framed because of the necessity springing from the actual presence of slavery, when it was framed. That such necessity does not exist in the teritories[sic], where slavery is not present" He claimed that he was “antislavery.” The reason he claims to be antislavery is because he believes in the Constitution

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