Slavery Following the American Revolution, a lot of colonists

Slavery
in America was introduced in the early seventeenth century and continued its
presence through to 1865. Following the American Revolution, a lot of colonists
from the North began to notice the wrong doing in using people as slaves to
complete labour. This led to the Slave Trade being made illegal in the
Northwest Territory in 1787, it was not however banned until years after due to
the terms of the US constitution, in which congress were not able to entirely
ban the slave trade. Due to the conditions in the South, agriculture began to
take off accompanied by Whitney’s invention of the Cotton Gin in 1793. These
factors greatly increased the demand for Slaves and the labour that they could
be used for, particularly in the Southern states causing many to flee in
attempt to escape. A law was passed in the same year as the invention of the
Cotton Gin which meant that slaves that had managed to escape were to be
returned to their place of work. In 1808, another large step towards the abolition
of the slave trade took place where,