usfp98 - Expansionism, Sectionalism, and the Civil War...

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Expansionism, Sectionalism, and the Civil War (1848-1865) Sectional divide inhibits further Amer expansion South seek territorial conquest to south pre-CW Failed bc north domestic opposition Missouri compromise of 1820 Missouri entered as slave state, Maine = free state Slavery prohibited north ofLA line Profound shift in attitudes. Northern expansionists parted company with southern sectionalists and opposed to ventures in LA Compromise of 1850 California = free state Fugitive slave act of 1850(required to recover escaped slaves, deny right to trial by jury) S. feared western territories not well adapted to slavery S. began looking southward (hoped could control future policy) North rejects south pro-slavery imperialist aspirations, south supported filibusters The result Filibusters (soldiers of fortune) CUBA Southern California Nicaragua Manifest Destiny Kansas-Nebraska Act Dead Scott v. Sandford Momentum for expansion subsides Gadsden Purchase Sectional politics over slavery remained a large impediment
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