What would America be like if Black ppl had never been brought over as slaves?

I can think of what that America might look like:

1) Something like modern day Canada, smaller & less politically powerful, more racially homogenous, possibly a high standard of living

2) No Jazz, Disco, Techno, Rock, Blues, Rap, or RnB

3) The civil Rights movement would never have happened, so Asian immigrants & others would have to start it (like they are in Australia & Spain)

4) Believe it or not America would probably not be as racist as it is now, because racism is a part of American culture that started during slavery, in order to justify treating some like subhumans

5) These inventions might not have existed:

Biscuit Cutter A.P. Ashbourne Super Soaker Lonnie Johnson

Folding Bed L.C. Bailey Bicycle Frame Issac R. Johnson

Coin Changer James A. Bauer Space Shuttle Retrieval Arm Wm. Harwell

Rotary Engine Andrew J. Beard Printing Press W.A. Lavallette

Car Couple Andrew J. Beard Envelope Seal F.W. Leslie

Letter Box G.E. Becket Laser Fuels Lester Lee

Stainless Steel Pads Alfred Benjamin Pressure Cooker Maurice W. Lee

Torpedo Discharger H. Bradberry Window Cleaner A.L. Lewis

Disposable Syringe Phil Brooks Pencil Sharpener John L. Love

Home Security System Marie Brown Fire Extinguisher Tom J. Marshal

Corn Planter Henry Blair Lock W.A. Martin

Cotton Planter Henry Blair Shoe Lasting Machine Jan Matzeliger

Ironing Board Sarah Boone Lubricators Elijah McCoy

Horse Bridle Bit L.F.Brown Rocket Catapult Hugh MacDonald

Horse shoe Oscar E. Brown Elevator Alexander Miles

Pacemaker Otis Boykin Gas Mask Garrett Morgan

Guide Missile Otis Boykin Traffic Signal Garrett Morgan

Lawn Mower John A. Burr Hair Brush Lyda Newman

Typewriter Burridge & Marshman Heating Furnace Alice H. Paker

Train Alarm R.A. Butler Airship J.F.Pickering

Radiation Detector Geo. Carruthers Folding Chair Purdgy/Sadgwar

Peanut Butter George W. Carver Hand Stamp W.B. Purvis

Paints & Satins George W. Carver Fountain Pen W.B. Purvis

Lotion & Soaps George W. Carver Dust Pan L.P.Ray


8 Answers

  • Best Answer

    Yeah, It probably wouldn't be as successful, Cotton was a very profitable resource, and they were able to produce it very cheaply through slave labor. That's why the southern economy just fell apart after the removal of slavery. They were too stupid to function as a society without slave labor.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    The Canadian comparison is probably apt. Huge pieces of American culture would be missing. The agricultural south would likely have just brought in more European peasant slave labor (yes, there were white slaves too, mostly Irish). No jazz, rap, rock, R&B as you say but techno is actually a British invention so sadly we'd still have that. As for the Civil Rights debate, there was never a time in US history where actual citizens of Asian ancestry were denied the vote. We would probably look back to the suffrage movement of the 1920's as our big civil rights victory.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    yeah blacks built the country literally and USA wont be the same or like Canada at all which is excellant

    it would probably be what the natives intended it to be with prosperous land that flourishes foods for centuries and there would be any hunger fo course

    that may could mean that whites arent over populated

    in ur scenario, would the indians of America still be fully alive or would you have still killed them most? U said it would be conquered by you just like Canada. Canadians are any better than you? Genocide is wrong no matter who has "owns" the land.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    We'll since the Africans help build the USA, it would be nothing like how it is now.

    Sports would suck in America, and be big in Africa. Africa would probably be rich with diamonds, gold, and other natural resources. We would be seen as smart, intelligent people.

    Music would suck! My goodness. No rock, no jazz, no blues, no rap, no pop, no hip hop, no country, r&b.

    Dance would suck! No popping and locking, no krumping, no break dancing etc.

    This one is really big.

    You know how some white women have a big ***, or lips, or curves?

    Would NOT exist.

    We would hold all of that.

    This affects the world.

    No Afro-Brazilians, or and spanish people of african descent.

    50% of the electronics would be non existent.

    No segregation, the word n*gger, all that stuff.

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  • 9 years ago

    looking at this list & more The U.S.A would not be the same.....blacks help literally build the white house, influences many musicians & genres, invented great inventions, etc etc etc

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Not inventions, as well as the fact that white racists would have to pick on other minorities solely like mexicans.

    Source(s): Love speaking about minorities and stuff although I don't live in the US.
  • hahaha
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    nothing, or at least not as successful. African Americans literally built the USA

  • Casey
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    I wouldn't have been born.

    That is all.

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