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By the era the American colonists took taking place arms contiguously Great Britain in order to fasten their independence, the institution of Black slavery was very entrenched. But the contradiction inherent in this issue was, for many, a source of constant embarrassment. “It always appeared a most iniquitous plot to me,”Abigail Adams wrote her husband in 1775, “to broil ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as invincible a right to general pardon as we have.”Many Americans besides Abigail Adams were struck by the inconsistency of their stand during the War of Independence, and they were not averse to making moves to emancipate the slaves. Quakers and adding happening religious groups organized antislavery societies, even if numerous individuals manumitted their slaves. In fact, within several years of the sum less of the War of Independence, most of the Eastern states had made provisions for the gradual emancipation of slaves.

Q.Which of the following best states the central idea of the passage?

(A) The War of Independence produced among many Black Americans a heightened consciousness of the inequities in American society.
(B) The War of Independence strengthened the bonds of slavery of many Black Americans while intensifying their desire to be free.
(C) The War of Independence exposed to many Americans the contradiction of slavery in a country seeking its freedom and resulted in efforts to resolve that contradiction.
(D) The War of Independence provoked strong criticisms by many Americans of the institution of slavery, but produced little substantive action against it.

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