Lecture 18 Outline

Lecture 18 Outline - • American Revolution fought for...

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History 151 Lecture 18 The Territorial Crisis and the “Compromise of 1850” 1. End of the Mexican American War a) Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 1848 b) Terms of the Treaty c) Polk’s Reaction 2. Reemergence of Territorial Issue a) The Hypothetical becomes Real b) Discovery of Gold in California c) Northerners’ dilemma: Antislavery or Union? 3. 1848 Election and the Territorial Issue a) Democrats Lewis Cass and Popular Sovereignty: the “Nicholson Letter” b) Popular Sovereignty as the Middle Ground and Democratic Dogma Congress’s power over slavery in dispute American Political Culture and Politics devoted to self-rule
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Unformatted text preview: • American Revolution fought for “home (or self) rule” c) Whigs • Zachary Taylor: “Old Rough and Ready” • The New Washington? d) The Result 4. Henry Clay and the Compromise of 1850 a) The Omnibus Bill • California comes in as a free state • Utah and New Mexico Territories organized without the Proviso • Texas and New Mexico Settlement • No Slave Trade in the District of Columbia • Fugitive Slave Act b) President Taylor’s reaction—plan c) President Taylor’s (un)timely demise 5. Stephen Douglas and the Compromise of 1850 6. The Big Lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1...
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