difference between slave states and free states



Answer the following question with a minimum of 250 words. Be sure to cite from the Davidson text, lecture, and primary sources in your answer. After you post your answer, be sure to respond to at least two other students. In the discussion boards, the best answers will provide references to several different sources, as well as consider all sides of a given question.

Explain how the slave states and free states were becoming more different in the 1830s, 40s, and 50s. Your answer should draw upon economic, religious, political, and cultural differences from the primary source documents as well as the Davidson text. Given the differences between the two regions, was a Civil War inevitable? What ties still bound Americans together during this period?


- Davidson, A Little History of the United States, chapters 19 & 21- reformers, religion, sectional crisis to 1860 

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