Chapter 14--Crisis of the 1850s--Blackboard Edition

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Unformatted text preview: Election of 1852, Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott, Rise of Lincoln, John Brown’s Raid and aftermath Democrats Nominee = Franklin Pierce From New Hampshire (might appease northerners) Sympathetic to the South (definitely appease southerners  Whigs Nominee = George Winfield Scott The same strategy as election of 1848 Scott = hero of the Mexican American War (might appeal to public) A Virginian (might appeal to southerners) RESULT = irrevocably divides the Whig party  Election Results Pierce win (trounces the Whigs) The Whig party never recovers The Liberty/Free Soil Party has virtually disappeared in the wake of the Compromise of 1850 Goal = heal the sectional divide  Solution = return to Manifest Destiny Cuba Gadsden Purchase (1853) Want that land for a transcontinental railroad  Railroad Fever Competition for the eastern terminus Chicago? New Orleans? Sparks yet another competition between North & South Stephen Douglas Democratic Senator from Illinois Chairman of the Senate Committee on Territories  Why? In order to build a transcontinental railroad with a terminus in Chicago, Congress needed to organize the last remaining unorganized territory. Douglass introduces bill in Congress to organize that territory. His goal, to make Chicago the terminus  What?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course HST 109 taught by Professor Mccomb during the Fall '07 term at ASU.

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