The Abolition Of Slavery Dbq

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America was no longer a society with slaves, but especially in areas of the deep south, had become a slave society. Paternalistic value embedded in the deep south slave society culture was arguably the cherry on the cake of an unattainable compromise. Americans referred to the abolition of slavery as unconstitutional, necessary to life and permanent. This thought is expanded upon by David Wilmot as he argues, “I ask not that slavery be abolished. I demand that this Government preserve the integrity of free territory against the aggressions of slavery against its wrongful usurpations” [Doc. B]. Though Wilmot’s heart did not bleed for the slave, he highlighted the anger that began to separate Northern and Southern lawmakers. Wilmot felt as

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