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Transcript of Save slavery
Slavery in America began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown ,Virginia in 1619 , to aid in the production of such lucrative crops as tabacco.
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Slavery was practiced throughout the American colonies in the 17 th and 18th centuries and African
American slaves helped build the economic foundations of the new nation..
The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 solidified the central importance of slavery to the South's economy .America's westward expansion ,along with a growing abolition movement in the North ,would provoke a great debate over slavery that would tear the nation apart in the bloody American Civil War (1861-65).
September 22 marks the 150 th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln"s
preliminary emancipation proclamation,in which he declared that as of January 1,1863 , all laves in states in rebellion against the union shall be then ,thenceforward,and forever free sep 21 2012.
despite its limitations, Lincoln's proclamation marked a crucial Turing point in the civil war itself.By war's end, some 200,000 black men would sever in the Union Army and Navy,striking a mortal blow against the institution of slavery and paving the way for its eventual abolition bye the 13 Amendment .
President Abraham Lincoln issued the emancipation preached on January 1,1863,as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all person held as slaves" within the rebellious states " are and henceforward shall be free .
During the demonstrations, King was arrested and sent to jail. He wrote a letter from his jail cell to local clergymen who had criticized him for creating disorder in the city. His "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," which argued that individuals had the moral right and responsibility to disobey unjust laws, was widely read at the time and added to King's standing as a moral leader. National reaction to the Birmingham violence built support for the struggle for black civil rights. The demonstrations forced white leaders to negotiate an end to some forms of segregation in Birmingham. Even more important, the protests encouraged many Americans to support national legislation against segregation.