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Slavery-Crisis and Compromise Part II-11/17/06

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Slavery-Crisis and Compromise Part II I. The Compromise Unravels Key Terms A. Election of 1852 Kansas-Nebraska Act B. Kansas-Nebraska Act Republican Party C. Impact of Kansas-Nebraska Act Know-Nothings/aka D. Rise of New Parties American Party II. Sectional Divisions Bleeding Kansas A. Bleeding Kansas Dred Scott Case B. Election of 1856 La Compton Compromise C. Dred Scott Case John Brown & Harpers Ferry D. More Sectionalism I. A. Traditional platforms-candidates did not want to take on the issue of slavery Democrats = Franklin Pierce-did not take a stand on whether he thought the compromise of 1850 was good; silence was taken as an endorsement for Democrats Whigs = General Winfield Scott-emphasize traditional Whig values Free Soil = John P. Hale Pierce won, sectional splits Weakened Whig Party B. Stephen A. Douglas drafts bill-to create 2 new territories (Kansas and Nebraska) Goals-economic settlement, prosperity, transcontinental railroad all in order to get people to move there and get the transcontinental railroad started Economic issue, not slavery- land in those areas was not conducive to slavery Missouri Compromise of 1820 and impact on Douglas’s bill Douglas and popular sovereignty -Voided Missouri Compromise-the territories which were considered free areas would no longer be guaranteed -Underestimated the slavery issue-did not think slavery would thrive in these areas C. Impact on northerners -Split northern Democrats-half were for it and half were against it -Seen as a betrayal-this area of the US was considered free for many years;
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