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The issue of slavery has been often touched upon in the course of history. Many political leaders and property owners tended to see slavery as an element that supported the economy. These people believed that if slavery and the slave trade were to be abolished, they would lose their colonies, commerce would collapse and as a result the agriculture and the arts would decline. As of being a Northern Illinois farmer part of the free …

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…was permissioned by his owner to reside on free soil. Now if Scott was to be placed in a given state it should be a territory that is taken from Mexico and be put aside for free slaves. Slavery in the states inhibits freedom, so by putting together a completely new territory for slaves it will provide a place for the slaves without bringing them to old free soil territories such as Illinois or Wisconsin.