Abolish Slavery

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Although the discovery of abundant natural resources and fertile land in the South might lead many dwellers of early America to think that they have a prosperous path ahead of them, tasks are not as easily accomplished as they are thought to be due to a number of issues that surfaced as Americans begin to form and put together an effective system to transform these raw materials into usable products. As slavery became a condemning issue, several main groups and political parties such as the Fire-eaters, Free-soilers, Abolitionists and supporters of popular sovereignty formed and fought for what they thought was suitable for the country, to either allow, limit, or abolish slavery.
Fire-eaters, also known as proslaveryites from the South, were
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Free-soilers did not oppose slavery entirely; there was a faction of the Free-soiler party that supported the abolition of slavery. Generally, Free-soilers had one main goal in mind - to stop the newly acquired states from the Mexican War from becoming slave states, in fear that more blacks would occupy majority of the job opportunities, which will result in a community of poor ‘trash whites’. They believed that by halting the expansion of slavery, whites would have more job opportunities, thus balancing the large between rich and poor and help relieve poverty to some extent. However, stopping the expansion of slavery will not be an effective solution, as tensions would arise between the slave states and new free states, since there would be abolitionists who would argue for their own states to become free states (if they are not already). Again, without slavery, America would potentially be a weak nation as slavery is the backbone of the country’s economy - the country would not be able to flourish and prosper to its full ability without such an important …show more content…
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, an impactful novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe that addresses the cruelties of slavery caused the people in the North (who were aristocrats/upper class citizens because they were literate) to realize that slavery should be destroyed as soon as possible. Although the abolitionists had a righteous decision in mind, they did not have a full understanding of the entire situation as they were wealthy; the existence of slavery or a lack thereof would not affect them much - they just wanted to ‘do what is right’. The abolition of slavery can, in some ways, be effective, as freed blacks may be educated and find jobs on their own so to help the economy prosper in another system other than slavery (better treatment at a normal job). If more are educated, the better the future will be, since more knowledge leads to improvements and civilization. The country will also be less violent, as people will be disciplined and taught moral standards, and higher literacy rates will result in a more developed and civilized nation. Abolitionists justified their cause by saying that immigrants could take on the occupations that slaves used to occupy, however, the whites are most probably less experienced at hard labor and will slow down the pace of the cycle. As a

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