To be independent is the greatest mercy of God for us. But ups and downs are a part of human life. Many countries in history have faced slavery at different time intervals. Have you ever wondered how and when was slavery abolished in these countries?
Well, every country needs a particular leader or mindset which helps them to see a new path of light and to break the chains of slavery. All the countries in history that faced slavery, lost a lot of lives and a lot of money to be independent.
Behind the independence of each and every country, there is a mindset, a mindset of independence, that helped the people to be independent. Still, there are many countries, like India, Pakistan, Africa, and China where slavery exists in its modern form.
Here, we will tell you how and when was slavery abolished in various countries.
When was slavery abolished in America?
The main person who helped the country to be independent was the 16th President of America Abraham Lincoln. He approved the Joint Resolution Of Congress by submitting the proposed amendment to the state legislatures.
Abraham Lincoln approved the Joint Resolution of Congress on February 1, 1865. He played an active role in passe the congress resolution.
The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
After adopting this amendment, the U.S finally found the solution of the abolishment of slavery.
When was slavery abolished in Europe?
Well in the case of Europe, King George III was the person who abolished the slavery system in Europe. The slavery system was at its peak in the past in Europe. In the 18th and 19th centuries, European began an abolitionist movement. They want to vanish the slavery system, slave trading, and serfdom.
Later in the 19th century, slavery was abolished from the streets, colonies, and also from homes.
When was slavery abolished in Brazil?
The simple answer to this question is May 13, 1888. Isabel of Bragança who was the princess of Brazil at that time signed Imperial Law number 3,353. The law contained only 18 words but the law is called the “Golden Law” which abolished all types of slavery in Brazil.
Around 350 years of time interval was the slavery time for Brazil.
Slavery abolition was started in 1808 and it took 70 years. According to 1822 statistics, the total population of Brazil was 3.5 million, and 1.5 million people were slaves at that time.
When was slavery abolished in Africa?
Now, here is the most important topic, when was slavery abolished in Africa. Slavery was considered a field of life in Africa in the past times. Slavery was adopted in various forms like Debt slavery, the enslavement of war captives, enslavement of criminals, military slavery, and slavery for prostitution were all practiced in various parts of Africa.
The most common type of slavery was Domestic and Court Slavery. Slavery was unofficially abolished in Africa in 1875 but many people continued slavery because they were not aware of the fact that slavery has abolished from the country.
Around 9 million people including men, women, and children are still bounded in the modern slavery system.
These were some interesting stories of the abolishment of slavery in various countries. Hope you have understood how and when was slavery abolished in America, Brazil, Africa, and Europe.
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