Westward Expansion and Regional Differenc20

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Westward Expansion and Regional Differences Nation, slavery grow in new frontier Sugar cane, another laborintensive crop, also contributed to slavery's extension in the  South. The rich, hot lands of southeastern Louisiana proved ideal for growing sugar  cane profitably. By 1830 the state was supplying the nation with about half its sugar  supply. Finally, tobacco growers moved westward, taking slavery with them. As the free society of the North and the slave society of the South spread westward, it  seemed politically expedient to maintain a rough equality among the new states carved  out of western territories. In 1818, when Illinois was admitted to the Union, 10 states  permitted slavery and 11 states prohibited it; but balance was restored after Alabama  was admitted as a slave state.   Population was growing faster in the North, which  permitted Northern states to have a clear majority in the House of Representatives. 
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