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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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aquamarinevas... | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 21, 2009 at 7:34 AM via web

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Which of the 13 colonies had slaves?

I just would like to know which states out of the 13 colonies had slaves.

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kodasport | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 22, 2009 at 1:25 AM (Answer #1)

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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.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 21, 2009 at 7:42 AM (Answer #2)

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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.

 

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ams2014 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 2, 2009 at 9:38 AM (Answer #3)

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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.

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diamonddiva99 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 18, 2010 at 8:07 AM (Answer #4)

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northern and southern

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skoolmeansfriends | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 2, 2009 at 6:39 AM (Answer #5)

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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.

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