Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel slavery , primarily of Africans and African Americans , that existed in the United States of America from its founding in until the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in Slavery was established throughout European colonization in the Americas. From early colonial days , it was practiced in Britain's colonies , including the Thirteen Colonies which formed the United States. Under the law, an enslaved person was treated as property and could be bought, sold, or given away. Slavery lasted in about half of U. As an economic system, slavery was largely replaced by sharecropping and convict leasing.
Land and property laws in Israel are the property law component of Israeli law , providing the legal framework for the ownership and other in rem rights towards all forms of property in Israel , including real estate land and movable property. Besides tangible property , economic rights are also usually treated as property, in addition to being covered by the law of obligations. Israel came into existence on 14 May with its Declaration of Independence. The Provisional State Council 's first legislative act was the "Law and Administration Ordinance of ", a reception statute.