Notes nov 19th

Notes nov 19th - Sectionalism and Civil War ca. 1848-1865...

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Sectionalism and Civil War ca. 1848-1865 Slavery as a National Problem Slavery=short answer for why the nation fell apart How to deal with slavery in the territories o Outright exclusion o Extension of the Mo compromise line to the pacific o Popular sovereignty—allowing the residents of a territory to decide the issue o Protection of the property of slaveholders, (meaning their right to own slaves) even if few lived in the territory Wilmot Proviso o Created by david wilmont o Attatched an amendment saying that any territory aquired during the war would not have slavery in it, in its future o Wouldn’t apply to texas o Said that he wanted to preserve the territory for folks of is own color o Hoped to generate support across the north o Angered southerners because he linked not having slavery to freedom o First major episode in long march to civil war o Stirred up hatred Compromise of 1850 o Ultimate catalyst, gold being discovered in cali o Convieved by henry clay—excuted by stephen douglas
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