By D.B. O'Callaghan
Книга An Illustrated background of the us An Illustrated heritage of america Книги Исторические Автор: Bryn O'Callaghan Формат: pdf Размер: 49,7 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Иллюстрированная история США начиная с первых колонистов и до 90-х годов XX века.
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Because railroads we re the most mo de rn form of transp ort at this rime, this carefully o rga nized system was called the "Undergroun d Railroad. " Peo ple provid ing mo ney to pay fOT it we re called "stockholders. " All these were terms that we re used on ordina ry railroads. Many con du ctors on the U ndergrou nd Railroa d were fo rmer slav es themselves. Often they tr aveled deep mro slave states to make contact wi th runaw ays. This w as a dan gero us thi ng to do. If con ductors w ere captured they could end up as slaves again -or dead .
O n the other hand they wa nted to protect individual right s and freedo ms. D iffcring ideas abo ut the importance of these issues gave birth to the first political panics in the U nited Stat es. The Federa list Party favo red a stro ng Presi dent and fe deral govern ment . For t his reason it appealed to richer people. who believed that a st rong central government would make their propen y safer. Th e Democratic Republican Party att racted the less wea lthy. This was because it support ed the righ ts of the indi vidual states.
It had a population of twenty- two mi llio n peo ple. Th e South had only milt' m illion peo ple and 3. 5 mill io n of them w ere slave s. T he N orth grt' w m or e food crops than the South. It also had m or e than five tim es th e m an ufactu ring capacity, inc luding most o f the co unt ry's weapon facto ries. So th e N orth no t only had more fig ht ing me n th an the South, it co uld also keep them bett er suppli ed wi th w eapo ns, clo thing , food and eve ry thin g else they needed . 1ct,d o ne g reat difficu lty .
An Illustrated History of the USA by D.B. O'Callaghan