Alan Maass explains what brought the economic and social conflict between North and South to a head, in the third article in a series on slavery and the Civil War .

ONE EVENING in November 1820, John Quincy Adams--the son of a former president, the current Secretary of State, and a president himself in four year's time--made a bold prediction:

If slavery be the destined sword in the hand of the destroying angel which is to sever the ties of this Union, the same sword will cut in sunder the bonds of slavery itself. A dissolution of the Union for the cause of slavery would be followed by a servile war in the slave-holding States, combined with a war between the two severed portions of the Union. It seems to me that its result must be the extirpation of slavery from this whole continent; and calamitous and desolating as this course of events in its progress must be, so glorious would be its final issue that, as God shall judge me, I dare not say that it is not to be desired.

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