. The rise and fall of slavery in America

Write an essay that describes and explains the rise and fall of slavery in America from around 1600 to its end in the Civil War. Be sure to explain how slavery developed in colonies, why slavery survived the American Revolution, how and why slavery expanded with the new nation, how it interacted with ideas about race, gender, and religion, how it affected the lives of the people in slavery, and how it died in the Civil War.