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Personal liberties were among the key ideas of the American Revolution. Given this fact, why did slavery continue after the American Revolution?

A. The Southern plantation economy depended on slavery.
B. The colonial government encouraged manumission.
C. British, Loyalists, and Patriots all agreed that liberty did not extend to slaves.
D. Slave labor was important to the New England economy.

I think it's C.

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asked by Noemi
  1. I agree, C.

  2. Not all people agreed that liberty did not extend to slaves. I think there's a better answer.

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    posted by Reed
  3. The question speaks of "after the American Revolution". What difference did it make what the British or former Loyalists thought about anything?

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  4. Thank you. And actually, I agree that it isn't C. I chose A.

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  5. I think A is a better choice.

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