Slavery In America
By: Nathan Feggeler
Describe the government stance on slavery in the 1840s and 1850s.
The governments stance on slavery in the 1840s and 50 was not very good for instance The North was mostly against slavery while the south was for slavery because they use it as their labor force. To keep from having a war the us tried to keep the senate equal they did this by creating the Mason Dixon line. But this line caused problems because cause California in cut in half and California was not a slave holding state so California became a free state this upset the senate. In the 1850 Henry Clay presented a bill that was called the Compromise of 1850. This bill allowed the abolishing of slavery in D.C. but the compromise of 1850 also created the Fugitive Slave Act, the Act made it so that citizens were required to aid in the recovery of fugitive slaves. The U.S. was being torn apart by slavery and all the compromises were just holding off the war.
How does our modern government’s stance on slavery compare with that of the administration in the 1840s and 1850s?
Prior to the Civil War, the economy of the South was heavily reliant on slavery. How does the TVPA affect the economies of the countries that traffic slaves into the U.S.?
Describe how slaves were treated and kept in the institution of slavery during the Antebellum. How are modern slaves treated and kept in slavery in spite of slavery being illegal?
Although trafficking victims are allegedly protected by the TVPA, oftentimes their lack of documentation leads them to be mistreated by legal officials and prosecuted as illegal immigrants. How does this affect the human trafficking problem?
What is the benefit of trading human beings for labor or profit?
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