Lecture 23

Lecture 23 - Lecture 23 Slavery as a National Problem-Why...

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Lecture 23: Slavery as a National Problem -Why did slavery become a national problem? -What did leaders do to try to solve the problem? Were they successful? I. Slavery in the territories How to deal with slavery in the territories? -outright exclusion -extension of Missouri Compromise line -popular sovereignty -protection of slaveholders’ property Mexican-American War 1846-1848 -Mexico severed diplomatic relations -Mexico City fell September 1847 -Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Feb. 1848 -Mexico ceded Texas above the Rio Grande, New Mexico, California -reinforced stereotypes -Mexican nationalism -divided Americans A. Wilmot Proviso -David Wilmot (D-PA) -amendment to Mexican-American War appropriations bill -exclude slavery from territory acquired from Mexico -linked exclusion to white freedom -supported by variety of people: abolitionists, moral Whigs, anti-South northerners, racist northerners -did not pass, but deepened sectional emotions Election of 1848 -Democrats: Lewis Cass -Whigs: Zachary Taylor, a southern slaveholder
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course HIST 2111H taught by Professor Hoffer during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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Lecture 23 - Lecture 23 Slavery as a National Problem-Why...

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