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In 1807, President Jefferson signed a bill banning the importation of slaves from abroad. His state of Virginia was the richest and most powerful of the states, and had exhausted its need for slaves.
This speech was born from my frustration with the terms of debate in this country. I began to imagine what would happen if the political system was functioning effectively, and the happenings of recent times got me dreaming about what America could look like. 2,935 more words