Why Slavery Was Important for America Essay

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Slavery Everyone knows a little about slavery, but do they know that Indians were slavers as well as Africans? Slavery had a huge impact on the world for many reasons. What if the people in America at this time had found another way or something other than slavery? Also what would have happened if slavery never existed? I feel that America would not have survived without slavery. Without slavery the world would not have been the way it is today, it would be a lot different. The three reasons I feel that America would have not have survived without slavery are because of the following: the early settlers had no idea how to harvest enough foods, that there would not have been enough manpower to win the Revolutionary War, and lastly the …show more content…
The settlers put the slaves into the fields to do all of the work. Think about it this way, in today's world it takes a two-hundred-thousand dollar machine to do what the slaves had to do. In the South there were 3,953,760 slaves in 1860(Funk & Wagnalls). The Caribbean and Brazilian sugar plantations required a consistently high supply of labor for centuries (Funk & Wagnalls). Europeans needed more laborers than they could recruit from among their own metropolitan masses (Funk & Wagnalls). This proves that the setters could not survive without slavery. How did America become America? Well America had to fight a war to brake away from Great Britain. By 1921 the British Empire held sway over a population of about 470–570 million people, which was roughly a quarter of the world's population (wikipedia). This war was the Revolutionary War or some people call it America's war for independence, and without the help from the slaves America might have lost this war. America was a small little nothing compared to Great Britain. The people in America had no way of beating the most powerful country in the world at this time. How was the America going to be able to defect this country? The army of the Americas or the rebels was… and …. were the number slaves fighting in this war. If the slaves were not apart of the North and more importantly apart of the South they army would

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