Flooding Congress with thousands of antislavery petitions
A traditional agricultural lifestyle was the characteristic of Southern society in 1850.
members of a church were of the same social class
it was rejected by congress and the president.
the u.s had been formed by a voluntary joining of states
the democratic party.
States joined the Union on a voluntary basis.
One issue political parties included the Know-Nothing and the Free-Soil parties.
the political influence held by slaveholdeers in the south.
The Whig Party supported public works projects.
It was more important in the North than the South
The states of the upper South, such as Virginia and Tennessee seceded from the United States in 1861.
attack the southern way of life and further limit slavery. -apex (:
Abraham Lincoln (apex)
People had many choices about what to do with their free time.
new forms of communication and transportation
took members away from major parties