I know that your newspaper is popular in our town and I want to take part in its work and tell you my opinion connected with Kansas-Nebraska act. Ā I work at school and I’m a teacher of History. Due to my profession I should always operate by historical facts and now I try to show you my opinion using facts of History.
What situation is now and what was many years ago? “Specific society”¯ of slavery divided America from the beginning. Along with that slavery and its abolition were a moral debt for many people and politicians, were certainly and economic factors. An agricultural economic model on a South depended on slave labor, contrasting with a production model in the North of the United states. A North model needed new infrastructure which South renounced to subsidize through a federal government.
During many years permanent stresses and compensated tension of relations in most efforts of senator Henry Clay, known as “master of compromise”¯. The so-called Compromise of Missouri is known in 1820, compromise of 1850, when an odious act, requiring to return escaping in the free states slaves, and also incomprehensible act Kansas-Nebraska, was published, 1854, which was abusive for both sides.
This act can be supported only by people who are interested in it, but for my opinion it was a political mistake and for the great regret it made our country disembodied. I don’t want to say that our government is good or bad, it is wrong notions, but I want to say that whole country is in stress and Civil war will be soon begin.
I tried to stay calm during my letter writing, but I feel pain in my heart and I want to be sure that government do all for this problem solving.