Compromise of 1850

Compromise of 1850 - Compromise of 1850 Millard Fillmore In...

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Compromise of 1850 Millard Fillmore In favor of compromise Seen as a victory for the anti-slavery clause Except for the fugitive slave law victory for pro slavery people Fugitive Slave Law Runaway slaves in the North would be caught and taken back to the south North wanted jury trials before sending the slaves back to the south Anthony Burns An escaped slave ended up in Boston Arrested US Marshalls take him back to the south Most controversial of all the provisions Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin In 1852 so outraged about he Fugitive Slave Law inspired her to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin Problems with Slavery in the South Starting to disappear in northern South Having negative affect in the South South is ruled and dominated by the planter aristocracy Caste System Bottom was slaves – top were plantation owners Planters were able to control the legislature, judicial system, system of government was run by the aristocracy for their own best interest.
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Laws were passed to favor agriculture There was no incentive for manufacturing and industry Idea of slavery and plantation system will discourage hard working immigrants from settling in the South A stigma attached to manual labor looked down upon Careers for Southerner’s Owning a plantation Politician Military Ministry Transcontinental Railroad Would make it possible for people to go from East to West Stephen Douglas 2 possible routes Northern route Chicago California Southern route New Orleans through Texas California Stephen Douglas chooses the Northern route because he is from the North Has to open up the route and clear it of Indians He is calling for popular sovereignty Kansas-Nebraska Act f 1854
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One of the most controversial acts Created 2 new territories Will have popular sovereignty in these territories Overturned the Missouri Compromise (36-30)
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