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The Relapse on Black History

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Most people only know about half, may be less, about the truth on why was slavery established and hung on to for so many years. Yes, many books, papers, even writing documentation for slave time have been writing and released to the public eye about why slavery was held in our country for such a long time period. Often enough things have been said that religion, bad economic stand point, and lethargic figures of the slavery time period thought that slavery was best for the country and how it should be run. Many known names were included in the start and end of slavery. From some of the most famous presidents to unknown blacks, at that time, that helped minorities and blacks develop the will power to succeed pass those horrible times in history. The power of religion and a couple working brains of whites put our country through terrible times with the thought of slavery. Combining facts and oral history is what drew my attention to learning the truth about slavery and why it was not abolished sooner than it was.

As we know nowadays our economy is not as strong as it should be and back in the slavery time period it was the exact same. Sure, money is a bit over populated and the technology is growing as rapidly as kids are, but the truth is our society and economic stand point is basically the same as it was two hundred years ago. We're still having recessions, racism is still alive, blacks and whites still continue to fight all the time for equality, and the society is still built around "me" instead of "we" as the people, as one nation under god. Since President Obama was elected some change has occurred but still not quite as fast as we all thought.

The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first stage in a conflict that had been brewing for decades. The main explanation for the origins of the American Civil War is slavery, especially Southern anger at the attempts by Northern antislavery political forces to block the expansion of slavery into the western territories.

As few historians emphasized in 2011, "while slavery and its various and multifaceted discontents were the primary cause of disunion, it was disunion itself that sparked the war." State rights and the cost issues became tangled in the slavery issue, and were intensified by it. Other important factors were party politics, abolitionist, Southern rights and beliefs, Northern rights and beliefs, expansion, economics and rebuilding in the historical period.

The United States was a nation divided into two distinct regions separated by the Mason-Dixon line. New England, the Northeast and the Midwest had a rapidly-growing economy based on family farms, industry, mining, and transportation, with a rapid growth in urban population and no slavery north of the border states. Its growth was fed by a high birth rate and large numbers of European immigrants, especially the Britain and German.

The South was dominated by a settled plantation system based on slavery. There was some rapid growth taking place in the Southwest, (Texas), based on high birth rates and high migration from the Southeast, but it had a much lower immigration rate from Europe. The South also had fewer large cities, and little manufacturing except in the best areas of the South at the time. Slave owners controlled politics and economics, though two-thirds of Southern whites owned no slaves.

Overall, the Northern population was growing much more quickly



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