Slavery was abolished December 6th, 1865, when congress passed the 13th Amendment, part of the United States Constitution which freed the last of the American slaves. Many people felt that this would put an end to slavery and that people would no longer be forced to work for free in the United States of America, this was supposed to remain an issue for those people who choose to reside in poverty stricken areas of the world. However, slavery still exists today in all parts of the world including the United States and isn’t like the form of slavery that we encountered in the 1800′s. Today slavery exists as human trafficking. Did you know that human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world? Do you think that your neighborhood is immune to human trafficking? Think again!
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