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For the initial post, pick three (3) of the leading causes of the American Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 The Fugitive Slave Law 1850 Uncle Tom's Cabin 1852 The Kansas Nebraska Act 1854 The Dred Scott Case of 1857 The Lincoln Douglas Debates 1858 Then, address one (1) of the following for your selections: Based on the historical facts given in this module, assess if the American Civil War was inevitable. Analyze if the United States Supreme Court can settle legal and moral issues through judiciary review. In your response, provide a documented example of a modern parallel of a legal or moral issue settled by the United States Supreme Court. Hi Professor and Class, The Compromise of 1850 was developed to resolve the issue of slavery into the newly acquired areas gained from the Mexican cessation. Specifically, the land now known as Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, California, and some of Wyoming. Northerners did not want this area, which never had slaves in it, to allow slave owners to increase the use of slaves who could woke the land far cheaper than whites. They argued that to allow slavery into the territory would only make it harder to protect the white labor classes. Southerners argued that slaves were considered property and to not allow them to move their property into this new territory was unconstitutional. The Compromise of 1850 was developed by Congress to try and benefit both sides. First California would enter the Union as a free state which allowed the states to abide by it’s constitution. Second Utah and New Mexico would determine slavery by use of popular sovereignty. This meant that the Missouri Compromise did not extend into or apply to this area. The third part abolished slave trade in the nation’s capital, but did not stop slavery in the capital itself. Forth a penalty including a fine and or imprisonment would be imposed on those who assisted or refused to assist in the apprehension of escaped slaves. Finally, a boarder was established between Texas and New Mexico. (OpenStax, 2019) The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 proved to further the rift between the North and South. The act was designed to make Kansas and Nebraska into territories for development. But should they be slave or free states? Once again Northerners argued that because both territories were above the 36 degree 30’ line designated by the Missouri Compromise both should be designated as free states. The South argued that the Compromise of 1850 nullified the Missouri Compromise

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