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Samuel Castrejon Period 5 10/8/11 Slavery and Sectional Attitudes Between the years of 1830 and 1860 the nation began to shift their focus from women’s right to the concept of slavery and the rights that followed it. North and South American began to produce different views concerning slavery, these different views trace back to The Missouri Compromise of 1850 concerning the establishment of slave or Free states. As more state were being admitted to America, states competed over seats in congress between slave and free states. Tension between North and South American grew as the years went by and continued to grow until the Civil War broke out between the two opposing sides. Years prior to the Civil War South America saw slavery as an institution
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Unformatted text preview: for good while the North saw it as the greatest form of evil. These different perspectives over slavery came from different social, political, and economical views concerning the respective nations. Economically, the North relied on wage workers in their industrialized factories, while the South relied on slave labor to sustain their Cotton Kingdom. Socially, the South believed that the bible itself justified the ideal of slavery as something good, while the North believed that idea of putting people down as slaves was a sinful act. Politically, both the North and the South wanted states that followed their cause, whether it be free or slave states....
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