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century marked the beginning of widespread abolishment of slave trade and political tensions arising from statesmen and abolitionists. Political unrest during the 1840s and 1850s aggravated by abolitionists led to the drastic drop in slave trade and slavery in America. In 1840, slavery was the most controversial issue which heightened a conflict between two parties who had different opinions concerning slave trade. Abolitionists wanted the abolishment of slavery while white spokesmen rallied around expressing slavery was the bedrock of the nation. In the northern states the abolitionists had managed to convince statesmen of the evils of slavery and thus it was banned. On the other hand, southern states were determined to uphold slavery because it was the back bone of their economy. There were efforts by some congressmen to take the notion of abolishment of slavery to congress, but it bore no fruits. Nonetheless, it reached a point whereby it was debated whether or not such notions should be discussed in congress. A law known as “gag rule” was implemented and it prohibited the discussion of slavery by the house of representatives. Freedom activists were notably a great factor in contributing to the abolishment of slavery. There were freedom fighters whose voice echoed among the people and the politicians thus creating a hostile environment for slavery. Sojourner Truth was a phenomenal black woman and notably one of the most famous abolitionists to
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