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Assignment 2.2: Liberty Challenged in Nineteenth Century America Final PaperAgam MehtaStrayer UniversityProfessor Holly SmilesNovember 29, 2017. HIS 104
Thesis:Slavery and the abolition of it was the single most controversial cause of the Civil War, as other issues revolved around being either pro slavery or anti-slavery. I.Three-Fifths Compromisea.Apportionment of taxes and slavesb.South increased political status by adding and breeding slaves illegallyII.Missouri Compromise of 1820:a.Missouri admitted as a slave states and Maine as freeb.House voted prohibit slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36° 30´ latitude lineIII.Compromise of 1850a.California was admitted as the 16thfree stateb.Fugitive Slave Lawi.Required northerners to return runaway slaves to their owners under penalty of lawIV. Kansas-Nebraska Acta.Undermined Missouri Compromise of 1820 and Compromise of 1850i.Kansas known as Bleeding Kansas due to fighting between pro and anti-slavery factionsb.

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