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Why Did George Washington Have Slaves?

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The American Constitution's Limitations on Abolishing Slavery

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Did you know that when the Constitution of the United States was created, it was written in a way so that slavery could not be banned by the federal government until 1808? Executive Director of the Washington Library Kevin Butterfield discusses the details of how this was written and why. Learn more about George Washington and slavery: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/george-washington-and-slavery/
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