What Is The Importance Of Slavery In America

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Slavery in America all started when the first African slaves came to the North American colony of Jamestown and Virginia in 1619. They used the slaves to work on their crops such as tobacco.Slavery was practiced in colonies in 17th and the 18th centuries, African Americans were used to build the economic foundations of the new nation. The creation of the cotton gin in 1973 showed the importance of slavery to the South’s economy. The union victory freed 4 million slaves the slavery continued in the american history.The early 17th century European settlers turn to african slaves as cheap more plentiful labor source those were mainly poor European people.Right after 1619 a Dutch Ship brought 20 Africans to the British colony of Jamestown and

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