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Unformatted text preview: life, ie slavery you had people in the north saying they would spread slavery, it was a slave power conspiracy both extremes riled up both north and south but the majority of the people were swayed by those extremes yea i read something that said alot of northerners had never seen a slave and many southerners were too poor to afford slaves but the politcal leader pushed it South did not interpret Lincolns intentions right and viewed his actions as the last straw aight and how did the mexican american war spark it kind of the last straw, because though lincoln didnt want to get rid of slavery, he did everything he possibly could to stop expansion it opened up the territory forced the government to answer the previously hidden question of slavery...
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- Fall '07