The Union in Peril, 1848-1861

The Union in Peril, 1848-1861 - slavery John Brown led...

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The Union in Peril, 1848-1861 Conflict over Status of Territories Free-soil Movement- against expansion of slavery so whites didn’t have to compete w/ blacks for labor Popular sovereignty- vote of the settled people Compromise of 1850- (1) CA as free state (2) UT & NM by majority vote (3) ban slave trade in DC (4) tighter Fugitive Slave Laws Agitation over Slavery Underground railroad- Harriet Tubman Uncle Tom’s Cabin- Harriet Beecher Stowe National Parties in Crisis The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854- settlers decide whether to allow slavery New Parties Know-Nothing Party- Nativists Republicans- opposition to expansion of slavery “Bleeding Kansas”- MO came to KS just to vote even though KS didn’t want
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Unformatted text preview: slavery John Brown led massacres Caning of senator Sumner by Brooks Constitutional Issues Lecompton Constitution- proslavery document defeated by KS settlers Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857- (1) blacks had no right to sue (2) could not exclude slavery anywhere b/c slaves are property (3) Missouri Compromise unconstitutional Lincoln Douglass Debates The Road to Secession John Browns Raid at Harpers Ferry Election of 1860- breakup of Democratic party Secession of the Deep south Crittenden compromise- would guaranteed the right to hold slaves in all territories south of 3630, against Lincolns positions...
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