Black people first began coming to America in the 1600s, as slaves for plantation owners who had come from Spain and England. These Africans helped build the country in those early days, yet they’re rarely mentioned.
Questions and Answers
Question: Why didn’t leaders free the slaves after the Revolutionary War?
Answer: It’s a complicated answer, but greed is at its heart. Slave labor was needed to sustain plantations and build homes, roads, and businesses. Wealthy men would have to change their way of living if slaves were set free.
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