ii.Why would Southerners oppose this ideology? 1. Admission of California as a free state 2. Abolition of the slave trade (not slavery itself) in the District of Columbia 3. Stronger Fugitive Slave law 4. In the Mexican Cession territories, local white inhabitants would determine the status of slavery. e. The Great Debate i. What was the final result of the compromise of 1850? ● Compromise of 1850 - Complex compromise devised by Senator Henry Clay that admitted California as a free state, included a stronger fugitive slave law, and delayed determination of the slave status of the New Mexico and Utah territories. f. The Fugitive Slave Law i. What was the Fugitive Slave Law? ● 1850 law that gave the federal government authority in cases involving runaway slaves; aroused considerable opposition in the North. ii. Does the South’s support of this law seem hypocritical at all as they are normally big supporters of states’ rights? ● Emerson and others influenced by transcendentalism viewed the Fugitive Slave Act as a dangerous example of how a government doing the bidding of the South could override an individual’s ability to act according to his conscience— the foundation, for Emerson, of genuine freedom. The law further widened sectional divisions and reinvigorated the underground railroad. iii. Where did many fugitive slaves flee ● Fugitive slaves fled to Canada under the British flag
g.Douglas and Popular Sovereigntyi.What was Stephen A. Douglas’ main principle in his plan in determining whether a state would be free or slave?●
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