In 1854 the american ambassaodors to great britian

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In 1854 the American ambassaodors to great britian, france and spain, met in belgium b.Called on the usa to acquire cuba (a territory that was considered vital to U.S. slave interests.) by any means including force c.Manifesto advocated the use of force against Spain if it did not cooperate and sell Cuba to the United States. Ultimately, the U.S. government rejected the proposals. 13.Bleeding Kansasa.Was the term applied to the civil disorders that occurred in Kansas after the U.S. Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. b.The act allowed the residents of the territory of Kansas to vote on whether slavery would be allowed (popular sovereignty).c.A steady stream of killings, robberies, and other forms of violence between the two factions continued right up to the outbreak of the Civil War. d.Notable incidents included the sacking of the town of Lawrence (1855) and the massacre at Pottawatomie Creek (1856). e.The antislavery settlers, with abolitionist radical John Brown as one of their leadersf.Kansas entered the Union as a free state in 1861. 14.Lecompton v. Topeka; Lecompton Constitutiona.Protected the rights of slaveholders already living in Kansas to their slave property and voters could decide whether to allow in more slaves b.Created a dilemma for Buchman because he supported popular sovereignty; Douglas denounced his actions and northern rep. and dem.= Douglas and southern dem.= Buchmanc.Voters were given a choice only between limited or unlimited slaveryd.President James Buchanan urged Congress to admit Kansas as a slave state under the Lecompton Constitutione.Stephen A. Douglas and his followers broke with the pro-slavery Democrats, and the bill could not pass the House. 15.Charles Sumner and Preston Booksa.Sumner gave a speech and mocked a Senator from south Carolina who had a stroke and would drollb.The senator had a nephew (brooks) who beat him and summer was disabledc.Sumner got beaten up in court in 1854, shows how flamed peoples emotions were d.Example of white violence in the south e.Some people thought brooks was a hero (~ John Brown-illustrate the separation btw the north and south) 16.Dred Scott v. Sanforda.He was a slave but his slave owner died and Scott sued for his freedom b.Legal issue- was Dred Scott free or a slave?c.He went to Wisconsin with owner (free state) and then he died but the people in Missouri who had inherited him wanted him backd.In the supreme court, most of the supreme court were slave owners and saidd.i.Blacks are not citizens and have no rights to use federal courts

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