Slavery should be abolished on a worldwide basis, because it is an institution which relies on a belief that humans are not equal and that some humans are more intrinsically worthwhile than others. Most civilizations tod... More »

Stephen Douglas' most prominent belief was that popular sovereignty should determine the status of slavery in new U.S. territories. Before Douglas, Congress determined an area's designation as slave or free based on geog... More »

The Southern states seceded from the United Stated because they believed that the newly elected president, Abraham Lincoln, and his Republican majority were a major threat to the institution of slavery. Leaders in the So... More »

Abolitionists believed that the institution of slavery should be abolished and that society should be integrated regardless of color. The movement erupted when it was embraced by Christian churches in the early part of t... More »

When South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860, the main justification of secession was that southerners believed secession was the only way they could preserve their institution of slavery. Not all southerners suppo... More »

Liberalism as a worldview subscribes to the belief that humans are essentially good, concern for the welfare of others brings about progress, war is not an inevitable state and violence done to others is the fault of evi... More »

The impact of the Missouri Compromise was that it maintained the balance of slavery and anti-slavery states and postponed the eruption of the Civil War. It was also the first time Congress became involved in the regulati... More »