Lec-22-Compromiseof1850

Lec-22-Compromiseof1850 - 3 The Candidate’s Virtues 4 The...

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The “Compromise of 1850” Lecture Outline 1. Reemergence of the Territorial Issue: California Gold Rush 2. Northerners’ Dilemma: Antislavery or Union 3. 1848 Election Lewis Cass and Popular Sovereignty Zachary Taylor and the Whigs: Washington Redux 4. Henry Clay and the “Omnibus Bill” 5. President Taylor’s Counter Proposal 6. Deadlock 7. Divine Intervention: Mr. Creosote 8. Stephen Douglas and the “Compromise of 1850”
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End of the Mexican-American War
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Reemergence of the Territorial Issue: California Gold Rush, 1849
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1848 Election and the Territorial Issue: The Democrats and the Middle Ground 1. Lewis Cass and Popular Sovereignty a) Constitutional Logic b)Principles and American/Democratic Political Culture c) American Revolution and Popular Sovereignty: The Importance of Home Rule
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1848 Election and the Territorial Issue: The Whigs and Zachary Taylor 1. Old “Rough and Ready” 2. The Candidate above Party
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Unformatted text preview: 3. The Candidate’s Virtues 4. The Second Coming of Washington(?) 5. The Whigs and the Territorial Issue The Election of 1848: You can fool all the people all the time Henry Clay—the “Great Compromiser”: The Omnibus Bill 1. Clay’s Objective 2. The “Omnibus Bill” a) The Implications of “Omnibus” b)The Provisions • California • Territories • Texas and New Mexico Boundary • Slave Trade in DC • Fugitive Slave Act The General Counterattacks: Deadlock Divine Intervention Stephen Douglas and the “Compromise of 1850” 1. Millard Fillmore Takes Charge 2. Clay goes on Holidays 3. Douglas’s Strategy 4. The “Compromise of 1850” • California is a Free State • Territories Organized without Wilmot’s Proviso • Texas Boundary Settled • No Slave Trade in DC • Fugitive Slave Act “The Compromise of 1850” NOT!...
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Lec-22-Compromiseof1850 - 3 The Candidate’s Virtues 4 The...

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