Skar if they had tried to make slavery illegal at that point then the South never would have joined the Union.
See my comment about Washington. What's more merciful: setting them free to get captured by someone else, or keeping them and treating them as well-loved servants? I'm sorry, those were the only two options.
In what way?
57% don't know who Thomas Jefferson is.
He was pretty adamant about the "all men are created equal" thing, but he owned slaves. So there's that.
That's difficult. I really admire MLK but Jefferson was such an inspiration.
Tommy used to be my man. Until I realized he was a hyprocrite.
They could've banned slavery immediately, but they didn't even try, nor did they care for anyone other than white men.