The Sectional Crisis

The Sectional Crisis - The Sectional Crisis I Controversies...

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The Sectional Crisis I. a. 3/5 Compromise – to count population, Slaves count as 3/5 as a person with  representation in congress. b. MO Compromise – MO attempting to come into union as a slave state.  Talmud, no slaves.  c. Annexation of TX – 1836 Gains independence. Wants to be annexed. US  government does not do it. Slavery is the issue. i. US Mexico War 1836-1838 1. 1846 – Amendment to military document, when US wins the US  will not allow slavery to expand into Mexico. This will not be a  war for expansion of slavery d. the morality of states rights. Both sides claim to be right. One is legal and  one is moral. Which one holds more sway? e. to slavery. National problem that can’t be solved, instead of national  government deal with it. Let the states deal with it or the territorial  governments deal with it. i. Does not work in practice. The problem stays the same. It is a local  solution to national problem. Leads to free soil party ii. 1848 free soil party – They believe in Pop. Sovereignty. Not for moral  stand point, but for economic growth. f.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Spring '06 term at Texas A&M.

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