|Differences between the North and South
|Most people in the North disliked slavery. They especially did not want to see slavery spread to new territories in the West.
Workers in the North were paid for their labor and were free to take jobs of their choice.
In the North, cities grew large and new industries began to appear. Canals and railroads made it possible for farmers, ranchers, and business owners to move goods over long distances.
The South had plantations which depended on slave labor.
This region depended on workers who were paid for their work and were free to take jobs of their choice.
Farming was a way of life for most people in this region, and cotton was the most important crop.
ease rising frustrations between the north and south slavery states, a
compromise was reached to enter Missouri in the Union as a slave state.
|Abolutionists and Underground Railroad
were people who wanted to end slavery forever. Frederick
Douglass, was an abolutionists who wrote books and gave speeches
|Compromise of 1850
||Senator Henry Clay
convinced the North and the South to agree to another compromise,
called the Compromise of 1850.
In 1854, the country decided to add two new states, Kansas and Nebraska. Congress said that the people of these states would vote on whether to be a slave or free state. People for and against slavery rushed to Kansas so they could vote. After the vote there were problems.
|Election of Abraham Lincoln
When Abraham Lincoln was elected president southerners became upset.