Where and why slavery began in the colonies (who brought it here)?• Why did the slave trade grow so rapidly in the colonies (tobacco and Native American issue)?• Why did the South more than the North grow more and more dependent on slavery?• Who were the first abolitionists and why?• Why did the American Revolution bring the institution of slavery to the national stage?• Who were some of the key figures that kept the issue of slavery on the national stage (abolitionists)?• What events began to happen once the United States was established that led to the growing divide among the states in regard to slavery?