y the 1820s, slavery was under attack, and southerners countered by defending slavery as a positive good and used biblical examples to support their arguments.
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By the 1820s, slavery was under attack, and southerners countered by defending slavery as a positive good and used biblical examples to support their arguments. Explain what the southerners said, and why, and then discuss why by 1850 the national debate over slavery had changed from a primarily legal debate to a moral debate. What events caused this shift?