Lecture2_312_SP11

Lecture2_312_SP11 - Lecture 2 Jan. 26, 2011 The...

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Lecture 2 Jan. 26, 2011 The Consequences of the Civil War
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Why was the war fought? Slavery?? Important in both regions, and Southern fears about slavery played an important role. Free Soil: expansion of slavery into the western states played a crucial role as the trigger for southern and northern differences. Missouri Compromise, 1820 Nullification Crisis, 1831 Compromise of 1850. Texas California Fugitive Slaves Slavery in DC Kansas Nebraska Act, 1854 Local Sovereignty
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felt that their rights would not be protected in the constitution. Lower south secedes in early 1861, South Carolina the first in December 1860 Upper South secedes after Lincoln’s inauguration. North has to decide whether to fight or not. In South, the war was about slavery, and the relationship between the national government and the states (or fears about changes in that relationship). In the North, it was primarily about the Union.
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