Road to Civil War 1

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Unformatted text preview: 1. Conflicts over slavery and Compromises Slavery in Louisiana Purchase? Manifest Destiny---1840 to 1850 President James K. Polk 1845 to 1849 Oregon Territory---1846 Texas Statehood--1845 Mexican War---1846 to 1848 US acquired the Mexican Cession Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848 Slavery in the Mexican Cession ? Compromise of 1850 Calif. Admitted as a free state Create 2 new territories = Popular Sovereignty South : Enforce the Fugitive Slave Law North: stop the slave trade in Washington, D.C. THE ROAD TO THE CIVIL WAR Gadsden Purchase----1853 Kansas-Nebraska Act----1854 Stephen Douglas---build railroad in the North Organize Kansas and Nebraska Territory and open it up to Popular Sovereignty Effects Abolitionists against it Ruined the Missouri Compromise led to violence----Bleeding Kansas---1856 Republican Party---1856--- political party organized to stop the expansion of slavery 2. Judicial Arguments Dred Scott 1857-----slave sued for his freedom Supreme Court Decision Constitution did not apply to slaves Legalized slavery in the U.S. All compromises were unconstitutional 3. John Browns Raid---1859 Harpers Ferry Reactions North---martyr for the abolitionist cause South---no other choice but secede 4. Election of 1860 Lincoln wins election South Carolina secedes from the U.S., Dec. of 1860 10 other Southern States would secede in 1861 Formed the CSA---Confederate States of America Why? Missouri Comp TEXAS WAR OF INDEPENDENCE Texas War of Independence Americans began moving into Texas in the 1820s and brought their slaves with them. War fought by Texans against Mexico because they believed their rights had been violated . Won by Texans in 1836 and requests to enter the U.S. President Jackson and Van Buren refused to recognize Texas statehood because of slavery (PRINCIPLE OF WHITE LABOR). Texas became its own country with Sam Houston president, 1836 to 1845. Mexico never recognized the independence of Texas. TEXAS WAR OF INDEPENDENCE Texas War of Independence Texas War of Independence1 TEXAS WAR OF INDEPENDENCE Texas entered as a U.S. state in 1845. Mexico vowed if Texas became part of the U.S., this would be an act of war....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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