The Slavery Of The United States

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“Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man’s nature; opposition to it on his love for justice.” This saying by Abraham Lincoln tells us that people are really different when it comes to their beliefs and attitudes. Some are so focused on wealth, which is why they have slaves to work for free, and treated them as properties instead of real human beings. On the other hand, some people were against slavery because it violated the basic human rights like the right to life, liberty, and security. Slavery in the United States was present for 245 years, slaves helped form the economic foundations of the new nation or as what we call it now as The United States of America. Nevertheless, slavery will never be right, that is why there were…show more content…
Second argument of the south was, “If all the slaves were freed, there would be widespread unemployment and chaos. This would lead to uprisings, bloodshed, and anarchy.” This is why the southerners said that it was too difficult to abolish slavery because of the possible effects and outcomes that it would lead to; these possibilities of uprising may be possible and inevitable. Also, this may be the reason why other cultures prefer to accept slavery instead of abolishing it. Such chaos would only be expected in a nation that is founded and maintained by liberty and equality for everyone as its main values. While the master lived in fear of his slave, the slave lived in fear of his master. Third argument of the south was, “Slavery was accepted in the bible and its institution was divine, it was tolerated and approve by God in the days of Abraham.” The south defended the morality of slavery through scriptural defenses, which they relied on as the universal standard for moral issues. Moreover, argued that God and his apostles concluded that owing slaves is not explicitly stated as a sin since some of them owned slaves themselves. This argument is like one of the most pointless arguments that they had since slavery was obviously anti-Christian. It is for a fact that Jesus represents Christianity, and all of its beliefs and practices are for the common good. It is impossible for Jesus to allow these situations to

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