Apparently, even the southern states did not want to call it what it was. Article I, Section II, Paragraph 3, the first sentence.Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence contained a strong attack on slavery which would have forced the states to abolish it had it been left in, but the Southern states insisted in be removed.But by propounding a philosophy of government which asserted the equality of all men and the absolute right of all men, by nature as a gift of God, to certain liberties they laid the foundation for future generations to abolish it.
Life for Freed Slaves The slaves weren't treated like real people until about 20 years after they were freed. They were a terrorist group that had their height during the reconstruction era.
They were openly violent about African-American's freedom.
yes, he agreed with slavery because in his speech of 1820 he backed up slavery saying "Have the Northern states any idea of the value of our slaves?
At least, sir, six hundred millions of dollars." Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was an agricultural man from South Carolina who owned lots of land where he grew cotton and he owned slaves to help him with the crop.
Emily, Slavery was already a touchy issue, even then.
Antislavery interests would have liked to cut off the slave trade but the slave interests, both the southern states which depended on slave labor and those northern shippers who carried the slaves, wanted to continue the trade.
Yet he owned slaves and never could find a way to free them.
As an issue, slavery was tabled for the benefit of southern states who refused to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Actually, States' Rights was not a factor in the Civil War.
That's a latter-day retroactive justification by certain Southern apologists.