Do you have any idea how low taxes were in the 18th century? No immigration? Not in the 18th? Didn't the 18th still have slavery? Hate to say this, but the white man and his ships stopped by the coast of Africa and bought slaves from the more powerfull tribes that enslaved them. They actually traded for them. I ought to know, they were my forefathers. Blacks enslaved their own first and foremost.