Why was slavery abolished

When was the slave trade abolished?

Slavery was abolished in Spain in 1817. In 1820 the Missouri Compromise which was a very important step towards outlawing the slave trade in the United States. This compromise stipulated that slavery was forbidden in all future states north of a line between the 36th and 37th parallel, south of it it was allowed. Thus the United States split on the question of slavery. The argument that flared up again and again became the cause of the American Civil War, also Civil War called, which erupted in 1861.

Further prohibition laws slowly followed

It was not until 1833 that a law prohibiting slavery came into force in England. Other states followed and in 1841 Great Britain, France, Austria, Prussia and Russia signed an agreement to abolish the slave trade. In 1848 the slave trade was abolished in Denmark, as well as in the French possessions. The Netherlands followed in 1863, and in 1865 the United States abolished slavery through an amendment to the constitution. The last state to officially abolish slavery was Brazil.

But despite all laws, edicts, ordinances and slave trade, it continued well into the 20th century. And even where the slave trade was eliminated, the former slaves often remained second-class people with little or no rights. And even today there are still very many people who live like slaves and have few or no rights. Despite all the laws, slavery has still not come to an end. Only the shape has changed.