Pro Slavery Arguments

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The issues surrounding slavery were many. Each side had a different view on slavery and each side’s view had issues relevant to each side’s society. The view of the anti-slavery crowd was that it was a matter of human rights and to help further the middle class of the US. Whereas the pro-slavery people said it was an issue of states rights because at this time each state was still sovereign of the federal government and the slavery could be used to sustain and to further the progress of the US. The largest part of pro-slavery and anti-slavery arguments was political. It mainly centered on newly acquired territories and which, if any, territory should be allowed to have slavery. David Wilmot proposed the Wilmot Proviso, which stated that…show more content…
On the pro-slavery side, the arguments centered on the stance that Bible lacked a clear definition of slavery and admonition against it. Another point that was argued is that because certain passages told of ancient biblical religious figures and leaders owned slaves which gave a pass to own slaves and was an acceptable stance. Shortly after the Second Great Awakening, many Protestants took up arms against slavery. One prominent voice was William Wilson, Chancellor of the Protestant University, who said that abolitionist should take the election of 1848. This would, of course, link politics and religion together. He argued that slavery went against the Bible’s teachings. Many within the Christian religion said that Hell awaits those who do not denounce slavery. These are but a few of the many different views held by both pro-and anti-slavery groups. Slavery is said to be the one breaking point that lead to the Civil War, but it is also said that during that time slavery was on the way out and was not the cause of the Civil War. That’s a whole other topic, though. Each side had very valid points as to why slavery was good or bad. Each side was right, from a certain
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