Slavery and the American Founding: The "Inconsistency Not to Be Excused"

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High schoolers examine slavery in the revolutionary and colonial eras of the United States. In this slavery lesson, young scholars investigate the presence of slavery in early America, the language of the Constitution, and the intent of the founding fathers regarding slavery.

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