They were made into law under President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna on December 15, 1835, to centralize and strengthen the federal government when the independence of Mexico was in question. The Centralists and Santa Anna won out with the enactment of Siete Leyes Slavery.
Abolished Slavery. Over the years Mexico took repeated steps to limit or abolish slavery as they saw that it was slowly but surely getting out of control. Two and a half decades later Texans still felt strongly about Black Slavery and attached to it for both economic and social reasons, that they would secede from the United States and wage a civil war rather than see it over. They thought of slaves like workers but they didn't have to pay them and they were treated way worse than any worker. About Slavery Slavery was very common in the 1800s. It was mostly black slaves but there were a few white slaves too. Slaves were treated like objects like they had no feelings any thoughts and as if they weren't human at all. Slaves were treated like machines and even worse than machines. When a slave did something that displeased its owner they were usually punished in any form. The most common form was whipping the slaves. There were very few kind slave masters out there that could warm the heart of the slave. And even then that heart could not be set free. How It Started. Slavery in America started when the first African slaves came to the North American colony of Jamestown Virginia in 1619 to help produce crops, like tobacco. Slavery was practiced all throughout the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries and African American slaves helped build the economic foundation of the new nation. By the mid 19th century America's westward expansion along with a growing abolition movement in the north would start a great debate over slavery that would tear the nation apart in the bloody American Civil War. Although the Union victory freed 4 million slaves the legacy of slavery continued in American History. There are many people out there who are trying to free slaves from their master's clutches. If you want to help the slaves set up posters about freeing slaves and you will be blessed. If you like slaves and own one then I have only one thing to say WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU.