2007.10.22 - The 1850s and the Gathering Storm

2007.10.22 The - T HE 1850S& T HE “GATHER ING STORM” H istory 150 Discussion 304 Hughes Q U ES T I O N S F O R T H E U N I T E D S TA T

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Unformatted text preview: [ T HE 1850S & T HE “GATHER ING STORM” ] H istory 150 · Discussion 304 · Hughes October 22, 2007 Q U ES T I O N S F O R T H E U N I T E D S TA T ES- W HA T SHO U L D BE T H E FATE O F T H E M EX ICA N T ER R I TOR I ES , SLAVERY OR NO T ?- H OW TO K EE P LAW I N T H E C AL I FO R N IA G OLD F I E L DS- H OW TO F IX T H E T EXAS B OU N DARY S T E P H E N D O U G L AS- F R EE S O I L IS BASICALLY GO IN G AGA I NST T H E “S OU T H E R N R IG H TS M OVE M E N T ”- T H E F R EE SO I LE RS WANT T H E M EX ICA N T ER R I TO R IES TO BE F R EE , AN D T H E S OU T H , OBV IO USLY , WAN TS SLAVERY- S TE P H E N D OUG LAS M E N T IO NS “P OPU LA R S OVER E IG N TY ”- LE T T H E TER R I TOR I ES BE SETT L ED , T H E N ALLOW T H E SETT LERS TO D EC I D E ON W H E T H E R OR NO T SLAVERY W I L L TAK E P LACE- T H IS WAS PAR T O F T H E C O M PRO M ISE O F 1850 T H E T I M E L I N E- 1850- “Compromise,” including Fugitive Slave Law- California is immediately admitted as a free state, without applying for territory- The rest of the territories taken from Mexico are divided into territories- there is no free soil there, or southern rights, they will leave it open to popular sovereignty- the Texas boundary was settled and the US assumes all of Texas’ debt in order to make Texas give up their claims on the Santa Fe territory- because of this compromise, both sides (free soil and south) feel that they got a raw deal- the Free Soilers cannot believe that some territories could “become” slave-states with popular sovereignty- the Southern slave-holders cannot believe that California is...
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2007.10.22 The - T HE 1850S& T HE “GATHER ING STORM” H istory 150 Discussion 304 Hughes Q U ES T I O N S F O R T H E U N I T E D S TA T

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