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Unformatted text preview: 6. Why did the existence of a slave labor system cause free laborers in the North to feel threatened? One reason free laborers in the North felt threatened was because of the Missouri Compromise, which designated which states allowed or prohibited slavery. Secondly, they felt threatened because they [the Northerners] felt there was no way free labor and slave labor could co-exist. Thirdly, free laborers in the North felt threatened because of the Fugitive Slave Law, which stated that a slave could be accused of being a fugitive and they would have no leg to stand on. Another reason why they felt threatened was because of the Dred Scott case....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Randolph,terry during the Spring '08 term at University of West Georgia.
- Spring '08