Should We Celebrate the Fourth of July?

Patriotism, Racism, and the Sins of America’s Past — and Present

Patriotism is fading in America
  • In 1787, the pre-Constitution Congress forbade slavery in the Northwest Territory. The First Congress (under the new Constitution) later affirmed this ban.
  • By 1798, every state had outlawed the importation of slaves within its borders. When South Carolina later reopened the slave trade in 1803, Congress intervened and outlawed it nationally in 1808.
  • By 1804, seven of the original thirteen states had abolished slavery itself.



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Brian Tubbs

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