|View single post by HankC|
|Posted: Mon Aug 21st, 2006 05:42 pm||
I'd say the proof is in the pudding…
Of the major political and social issues from 1820 to 1860, slavery was the primary motivator in over half (and virtually all in the 1850s) and secondary in most others.
Here's my list of such issues, with the 'slavery premier' ones asterisked. I'd say none are 'slavery-free' issues. Feel free to add other major issues I have excluded...
Clay's American System
*Missouri Compromise of 1820
The tariff and Nullification Crisis
Manifest Destiny and westward migration
*Fugitive Slave Act
*Compromise of 1850
*Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin
*Split of religious denominations
*Dred Scott Case