hall slavery destroy freedom?
It looks very much like it. Here are nine great steps, openly taken since ‘87, in favor of slavery.
First, America put slavery into the Constitution.
Second, out of old soil she made four new slave States.
Third, America, in 1793, adopted slavery as a federal institution, and guaranteed her protection for that kind of property as for no other.
Fourth, America bought the Louisiana territory in 1803, and put slavery into it. Fifth, she thence made Louisiana, Missouri, and then Arkansas slave States.
Sixth, she made slavery perpetual in Florida. Seventh, she annexed Texas. Eighth, she fought the Mexican War, and plundered a feeble sister republic of California, Utah, and New Mexico, to get more slave soil.
Ninth, America gave ten millions of money to Texas to support slavery, passed the fugitive slave bill, and has since kidnapped men in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, in all the East, in