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# The first African slaves were brought to the Americas in the early 160

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The first African slaves were brought to the Americas in the early 1600s, where their labor was used primarily for agricultural and household purposes. The institution of slavery in the New World presupposes not only the existence of slaves and owners, but also a system of laws in place which recognized and protected the practice of slavery. However, laws were not enacted, for example, declaring slaves the personal property of their owners and imposing punishments upon those who aided slaves in escape, until many years later.

If the sentences in the passage above are true, then they support which one of the following statements?

(A) Arguing that laws needed to be enacted recognizing and protecting the institution of slavery before the practice of slavery could have existed in the New World is to ignore historical fact.

(B) Prior to 1700, some of the Europeans who came to the New World enslaved native Indian populations.

(C) Slavery was practiced in many parts of the world before Africans were first brought to the New World as slaves.

(D) The prior existence of a supportive legal system is needed before an institutional practice can develop.

(E) One of the reasons slavery developed in the New World was the tremendous need for manual labor.

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17 May 2017, 05:04
I am confused can you explain why C is wrong
or someone please provide detailed explanation how they eliminated other options and reached to conclusion that A is the answer
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17 May 2017, 05:47
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I am confused can you explain why C is wrong
or someone please provide detailed explanation how they eliminated other options and reached to conclusion that A is the answer

C states something that is irrelevant to answering the question.
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28 May 2017, 10:13
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I found A to be very confusing and intimidating and took a long time to decipher it. At the same time, found other options to be very irrelevant to the stimulus. Given that its a must be true question, A seems best to fit the cut.
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01 Jun 2017, 09:21
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it took me 5.52 mins to choose my answer, still not convinced how A is correct? but out of all the options only A seems correct. Used find wrong answer strategy for this question
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17 Jun 2017, 09:29
To solve this problem is to understand the second sentence,

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The institution of slavery in the New World presupposes not only the existence of slaves and owners, but also a system of laws in place which recognized and protected the practice of slavery

This is actually synonymous with option (A) i.e Arguing that laws needed to be enacted recognizing and protecting the institution of slavery before the practice of slavery could have existed in the New World is to ignore historical fact.

Meaning, laws need not be enacted for a norm to be established.
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19 Jun 2017, 09:10
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it took me 5.52 mins to choose my answer, still not convinced how A is correct? but out of all the options only A seems correct. Used find wrong answer strategy for this question

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History:
What argument says - slavery introduced after 1600.
But laws were enacted only after several years of slavery.
Means definitely after 1600.

Lets come into the option A.
A says that : If you say that slavery came into existence after laws came into picture. i.e. they are having laws long before slavery came into existence, then you are refuting the historical evidence ( What is cited in the above ).

Hence, Answer should be A. .
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19 Jun 2017, 22:54
C is a trap because it uses knowledge outside of the passage.
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22 Jul 2017, 00:28
Please explain why A is correct. I'm not sure of the language used in the option A. It says that

Arguing that laws NEEDED TO BE ENACTED..before...is to ignore history.

How can we argue THE NEED FOR ENACTMENT OF LAWS? We just know that laws were enacted after many years, we haven't been told about THE NEED FOR ENACTMENT OF LAWS.
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The first African slaves were brought to the Americas in the early 1600s, where their labor was used primarily for agricultural and household purposes. The institution of slavery in the New World presupposes not only the existence of slaves and owners, but also a system of laws in place which recognized and protected the practice of slavery. However, laws were not enacted, for example, declaring slaves the personal property of their owners and imposing punishments upon those who aided slaves in escape, until many years later.

If the sentences in the passage above are true, then they support which one of the following statements?

(A) Arguing that laws needed to be enacted recognizing and protecting the institution of slavery before the practice of slavery could have existed in the New World is to ignore historical fact.
(B) Prior to 1700, some of the Europeans who came to the New World enslaved native Indian populations.
(C) Slavery was practiced in many parts of the world before Africans were first brought to the New World as slaves.
(D) The prior existence of a supportive legal system is needed before an institutional practice can develop.
(E) One of the reasons slavery developed in the New World was the tremendous need for manual labor.

rohan2345 What is the source?
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