-Southern people who owned slaves were very profitable -Pro-slavery people said it was a necessary step along the road to civilization. A menial class of workers was necessary. -Most slaves were Christians by 1860. Even though slave trade was abolished in 1808, some were smuggled in. Abolitionists Activity -News papers. -Some abolitionists supported use of violence. Nat turner and John Brown -Nat Turner, a slave, preacher, and he believed that God would send him a sign to show a time for rebellion. -John Brown, a person that saw slavery as evil. He moves to Kansas and gets involved in the division of kansas. He and his sons kill 5 settlers that had slaves. The point of his raid was to get to the arms and distribute them among slaves, and that would spark a wide-spread slave revolt. -Robert E. Lee was sent out to stop john brown's raid. -Underground RailRoad, a network of individuals who assisted black slaves to the north or on toward Canada.
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