Chapter_1819_Study_Questions - Chapter 18&19 Study Questions Chapter 18 1 Both Whigs and Democrats avoided public discuss of slavery in order to

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Chapter 18&19 Study Questions Chapter 18: 1. Both Whigs and Democrats avoided public discuss of slavery in order to maintain national unity 2. Mexican War resulted in internal issues in Congress over the balance of power based on slavery: resulted in a renewed controversy over expansion and slavery in the territories 3. Opposed and argued slavery; opposition of slavery in the territories, support for the Wilmot Proviso, free government homesteads for settlers, and federal aid for internal improvements (infrastructure) 4. Free soil or slavery determined by a vote of the people within a territory 5. Slavery 6. Discovered gold in California 7. criminals; lawless men 8. because it destroyed the chances of free white workers to rise to self employment; it competed with white wage labor 9. "Black Moses" - famous "conductor" of the Underground RR - helped escapee/runaway slaves get through to Canada - many slaves escaped to the North and Canada using the Underground RR 10. have 2 presidents- 1 south and 1 north 11. -shift toward compromise with the North and South -argued reasonable concession to the South from the North -brought vicious condemnation of Webster by the abolitionists who thought he "sold out" 12. from the north - more interested in purging and purifying the Union than in compromise -argued that slavery should be excluded from the territories because Christian legislatures must obey God's moral law or a "higher law" rather than the sacred US Constitution 13. Taylor dies after beating Fugitive slave law act. North is upset 14. for North -Cali= free state -territory disputed by Texas and New Mexico to be surrendered to New Mexico

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