Civil War


1. Based on your assessment of the reading what is the main objection of the Free Soil Party to slavery? 2. According to the reading why and how has slavery “impeded the progress and prosperity of the South”? What do the statistics tell us? 3. On what basis does Frederick Douglas’ oppose slavery? 4. What arguments does William Wilson put forward to oppose slavery? How might they contradict some of the arguments we read that supported slavery? 1. How and why does Mott reference Christian biblical teachings to appeal to her audience? 2. Consider all of the readings for this week, contrast the arguments presented in opposition to slavery?