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A paragraph on the issues of slavery, using these words: slave state, free state,...

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A paragraph on the issues of slavery, using these words: slave state, free state, industry, agriculture, Missouri compromise, sectionalism, emancipation, Frederick Douglass, secession, the compromise of 1850, abolition, cotton gin, south, and north.

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amysor | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted September 14, 2013 at 1:36 AM (Answer #1)

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Possible Introduction:

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” -Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was the president to put the Emancipation Declaration in use. This quote means that no one should be put through slavery. Early in American history, ...

Then you could talk about slave state v. free state and how industry and agriculture play a role in the seperation. Then you talk about how compromice caused sectionalism. Although after the Civil war, slaves were emancipated. Fredick Douglass was a born slave who escaped and  became really important in abolishment of slavery movement. Talk about the secession and how it led to the compromise of 1850 which resulted in the abolition of slavery. The north was quicker to abolish, but the south still had africans working in agriculture and thanks to Eli Whitney's invention of the Cotton Gin helped increase the speed of cotton picking. At the time, Cotton was a huge crop so this invention was economy- changing and marked the begining of the Industrial Revoultion. 

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