Final Exam Review - 1.

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1. Some historians have argued that the  Civil War was avoidable -that a "blundering generation"  of politicians had ample opportunities to prevent a sectional conflict, but failed to do so of  incompetence, cowardice, or stupidity; that these politicians created problems rather than  solved them. Does Walther agree with this position? Why, or why not? a. 1853 i. Compromise of 1850 2. Be able to trace and to explain  Abraham Lincoln's views  about race, race relations, and  African American Slavery. a. 1854 i. Only a lawyer ii. Knew northern people nor congress could do anything about slavery in the southern  states iii. America should respect the fugitive slave act iv. Denounced slavery v. Still believed that they should not be free and equal to whites  vi. Do not let it grow out of Kansas or Nebraska vii. Kansas and Nebraska got him to work out thoughts of slavery and racism,  b. 1855 i. Considered the nation in a moral decay c. 1857 i. Founding fathers created a government where all are free and the value of life should  be the same for all colors d. 1858 i. House divided speech ii. Slave power conspiracy existed and involved northern accomplices iii. Dred Scott- southerner Roger Taney had affirmed the right of slaveholders to travel to  free states and territories with their slaves and denied congress the authority to stop it  from spreading e. 1859 i. Only way to stop it is an attack
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course HIST 1377 taught by Professor Buzzanco during the Fall '05 term at University of Houston.

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