The Cause and Effect of Slavery in the United States

The humankind is one of large ego and guilt, and in every period during history have they done selfish acts in the name of “survival”. Every generation, and every culture built much in this world, yet might have still used the wrong path to do so. America is one major example for this. The Americans, just like many other cultures, have used immoral techniques for the benefit and prosperity of themselves and their dawning country. They stole the lives of millions in order to keep their lives intact.

Americans captured Africans and traded them in the colonies, and tormented them in order to utilize them as slaves to work under their control and grow their land. Such an immoral act had a huge impact throughout history even up until today. As the European settlers arrived and settled in the Americas, they had a hard time adjusting into the new land and tried their best to survive and build their own colonies. These settlers were in search of a source of labor which would increasingly aid them in building plantations and cities.

As they progressed into the land they found that it was very difficult to enslave the Natives of the land and also wanted a cheaper source of labor than source than indentured servants. Thus, these colonists chose the cheap, and easy to catch and control Africans. The Europeans started importing them during the late 1600s, as part of the transatlantic trade or the triangular trade. The Europeans would travel from Europe to Africa, capture slaves, and then import then to the New World.

The Europeans only arrived to the shores of Western Africa, and would offer products to the Africans who would then go into villages, snatch some of their own people, and take them to the shores to trade with Europeans. Some of them were also captives of war between African tribes. These Africans had no idea where they were going and what was waiting for them there. The Africans were raped from their lives, and went through condemned separation from their families, homes, and environments. They were not given their basic human rights that every person has by instinct and had to commit their whole lives to please their owners.