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1. After the Revolution, the practice of enslaving African Americans was.. A. eliminated in the North. B.restricted in the North and the South. C.encouraged in the North. D.abolished in the South.

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  1. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    Weird. None of these is exactly correct. Certainly both C and D are outrageously false. Both A and B are somewhat plausible. A is plausible because slavery was gradually abolished in the North between the Revolution and about 1804. According to Wikipedia, 75% of blacks in the North were free in 1810, and by 1840 nearly all were. The last slaves in New York were freed in 1829, the last in Pennsylvania in 1847, and there were a few in New Hampshire and New Jersey all the way up to the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865. (It should also be borne in mind that a few states traditionally considered "North" because they did not secede, like Maryland, were in fact slave states at the time of the Civil War. In these states slavery was not abolished until passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, since Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation did not apply to them.) B is plausible because there were regulations placed on slaves, slave owners, and the trading of slaves, both in North and South. But it would be hard to see these as "restrictions," really, since they weren't really designed to make owning slaves harder, but rather easier. I suppose I would go with A.

  2. anonymous
    • 3 years ago
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    A is the correct answer

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