Northern Democrats Dbq Essay

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The arguments between the Northern and Southern people were vast and very opinionated. Northern Democrats argued that if slavery was allowed in the newly acquired territories stemming from the Mexican-American war, all the land would be bought up by rich plantation owners of the south and there would not be any land for the average farmer to buy (Schultz,n.d.). The Southern Democrats could not argue this point. Slavery worked for the southern farmers with the invention of the cotton gin. Owning slaves to work on the huge plantations made sense for them because the need for labor was there and slave labor was the most profitable. This kept money flowing into the south and their pockets at an abundant pace. Arguments from both sides made since
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