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Abolition of Slavery Newly independent nations of West. Hemisphere struggled to realize the Enlightenment ideals of freedom and individual liberty Persistence.

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1 Abolition of Slavery Newly independent nations of West. Hemisphere struggled to realize the Enlightenment ideals of freedom and individual liberty Persistence of slavery and other oppressive colonial-era institutions slowed process **ideals of universal freedom and citizenship contrasted sharply with reality of slavery.

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4 Put the following events in order Puerto Rico abolished slavery France abolished slavery in its Caribbean colonies End of the British transatlantic slave trade Brazilian monarchy ended US Civil War begins End of slavery in British colonies Spain abolished slavery Abolition of slavery in Dutch Empire The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution Slavery abolished in Brazil Complete abolition in British colonies

5 Abolition of Slavery Timeline End of the British transatlantic slave trade 1808 End of slavery in British colonies 1834 Complete abolition in British colonies 1838 France abolished slavery in its Caribbean colonies 1848 US Civil War begins 1861 Abolition of slavery in Dutch Empire 1863 The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution 1865 Puerto Rico abolished slavery 1873 Spain abolished slavery 1886 Slavery abolished in Brazil 1888 Brazilian monarchy ended 1889

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8 Conclusion From 1500-1760 African slaves entering West. Hemisphere outnumbered Euro. Immigrants by nearly 2 to 1 Additional 4 million slaves were imported before the end of the slave trade in 1850’s Once over, millions of Euros and Asians arrived as immigrants


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