Topic Outline 18,19

Topic Outline 18,19 - Ivan Ivanov Wright 4 November 28th 2010 Chapters 18 19 Outline 13 The 1850s Decade of Crisis A Compromise of 1850 was a

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Ivan Ivanov Wright, 4 November 28 th , 2010 Chapters 18 - 19 Outline 13) The 1850’s: Decade of Crisis A) Compromise of 1850 was a highly debated compromise that was passed after countless arguments. The compromise itself, prompted by Henry Clay and split up into five parts by Stephen Douglas suggested that the compromise was a big deal in the Union at the time. However, it can be said that the North got a better deal in the long run because admission of California as a free state permanently destroyed the equilibrium in Congress and acquired land from Texas for just ten million dollars. The South was temporarily happy and seemed to be satisfied with the fugitive slave law as well as the popular sovereignty in the Mexican cession area. It seemed like the second era of good feelings began taking place. B) The modified fugitive slave act, which showed a complete south dominance, had an effect on northerners to hate slavery. It was so drastic because it prohibited runaway slaves a jury trial, federal commissioners were technically bribed to return slaves to slavery because it earned commissioners more money, and the fact that this act was able to punish whites and even jail them for helping slaves. Most northerners did not follow this new law, and Underground Railroad flourished, which helped slaves escape to Canada. i. Sectional tensions were further strained when in 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course ECON 412 taught by Professor Jiggly during the Spring '11 term at Jefferson College.

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Topic Outline 18,19 - Ivan Ivanov Wright 4 November 28th 2010 Chapters 18 19 Outline 13 The 1850s Decade of Crisis A Compromise of 1850 was a

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