Emancipation Proclamation

Arguments For Slavery
A large number of Americans wanted to keep slavery as abolishing it would dramatically change their lifestyle

A comic depicting pro-slavery views
  • Slaves were private property, the government had no jurisdiction in that area
  • Without slaves, the South wouldn't be able to compete at the same level economically
  • As all southern industries relied on slave labor, the  South began to unite
  • Free slaves in job market would drive many people out of work
  • Slaves were offered a stable life and job
  • Bible never outlawed slavery
  • Too hard to emancipate
  • Too many options for emancipation
  • South would lose their competitive advantage over others

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