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During the many years that led up to the American Civil War, the United States government generally supported slavery for two reasons: First, the institution of slavery had been accepted as normative (by a significant minority of Americans, perhaps even by a slight majority) at the time that the nation was founded. Second, a significant proportion of citizens and government officials continued to view slavery as acceptable even as the nation grew and changed during the 19th century.

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