sdc4steve Wrote:
Jan 14, 2013 8:10 AM
Please remember that slavery existed before the US did. It was the creation of the US that eventually ended slavery here. That was the world the Founders were born into. They had no control over that. What they left behind was system totally incompatible with slavery. Abolitionists were very active at the time, and within a few years (5-7 years, no internet, etc. all communication on horseback, and assemblies met for short periods only) after the signing the lines were clearly drawn between the states that had outlawed slavery and those that allowed it. The US Constitution had several poison pills that doomed slavery. Referring to "persons" held in bondage, outlawing the importation of persons by a date certain, being two. The hope at...