Complete the following sentences about the antebellum period.
The North supported the idea of a stronger (state government, federal government) . The South, on the other hand, feared constant interference from the North and wanted (more power for slavers, more power for the states, more power for the whites) .
Southerners believed that they had the power to declare any national law illegal. Northerners believed that the national government's power was supreme over that of the states. Southerners felt that the abolition of slavery would destroy their region's economy.