The Revolution of Abolitionism

A Flyer for an Abolitionist Meeting
The North, in the hopes of further spreading industrialization, as well as for moral reasons, wanted to stop the spread of slavery into new territories, thus giving momentum to the abolitionist movement.  This new, revolutionary idea, would naturally provoke a fierce response from the South, thus leading towards conflict, secession, and the American Civil War. 
  • Since the Colonial period, America had practiced slavery  
  • Slaves managed America's many plantations
  • Agriculture the largest factor in their economy
  • Plantation system depended on to produce products
  • When industrialization spread across the North, plantations and slaves began to be used less and less
  • Shift towards industrialization conflicted with the Southern economy, which remained one of agriculture

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