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Which of the 13 colonies had slaves?I just would like to know which states out of the...
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During colonial times, all of the 13 colonies had slaves at one time or another. However, it does distort things to think of the Middle region and New England region as "slave" regions.
The Southern region used slave labor throughout the colonial times. Slavery was a very big part of the culture and economy. The Southern region was made up of Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Posted by kodasport on October 22, 2009 at 1:25 AM (Answer #1)
At the time the colonies were founded slavery was legal in every one of them. It is true that colonies in the South (especially South Carolina) had way more slaves than did the Northern colonies. However, it is not true that any of the Northern colonies had actually banned slavery.
At the time that the Constitution was passed in 1789, five northeastern states had banned slavery, but slavery remained legal in the other eight states.
Vermont was the first state to actually ban slavery, doing so in 1777 before the Revolutionary War had actually ended. Please see the "slavenorth.com" link for the years in which each of the Northern states banned slavery.
Posted by pohnpei397 on October 21, 2009 at 7:42 AM (Answer #2)
The Southern and that was about it that is how the Civil War was started the Southern had slaves and the Middle and New England didnt like that so they started the war against it.
Posted by ams2014 on November 2, 2009 at 9:38 AM (Answer #3)
northern and southern
Posted by diamonddiva99 on January 18, 2010 at 8:07 AM (Answer #4)
im am not completly sure about other colonies but i am positive Pennsylvania did not have slaves. They were called quakers and quakers belived that everyone was equal they were tolerant of the views of others. Though it may have been illegal most of Pennsylvania did not have slaves because they didnt elive in slavery.
Posted by skoolmeansfriends on November 2, 2009 at 6:39 AM (Answer #5)
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