This is an original 1857 Map of the United States Showing the Free and
Slave States. The Dark green states are the free states. The
light green are the free "Territories", which were not yet states.
The Red States were Slave Importing States, and the Pink States Were
Slave States that Exported Slaves. Part of the dispute which helped
trigger the Civil War was how to dispose of the territories . . . would
they join the union as Slave or Free? The answer to this would tip the
balance of power in the Congress, which is what made it such a difficult