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Conflicts within Government. Missouri Compromise. Maine admitted as a Free state. Missouri admitted as a Slave state. Set line across Louisiana territory at bottom of Missouri determining the north side to be free and south side to be slave.

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Conflicts within government

Conflicts within Government


Missouri compromise

Missouri Compromise

  • Maine admitted as a Free state.

  • Missouri admitted as a Slave state.

  • Set line across Louisiana territory at bottom of Missouri determining the north side to be free and south side to be slave.

  • Allowed Southerners to go into the north to retrieve runaway slaves.


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Missouri Compromise


Compromise of 1850

Compromise of 1850

  • Admitted California as a free state.

  • Gave Mexican Cession land popular sovereignty to decided fate of free or slave.

  • Outlawed slave trade in Washington, D.C.

  • Included Fugitive Slave Act – could arrest any person accused of being a runaway slave.

  • Northerners required to help capture accused runaway slaves.


Kansas nebraska act 1854

Kansas-nebraska Act - 1854

  • Created two new territories (Kansas and Nebraska) out of area set to be free.

  • Proposed all new territories decided on slavery issue by popular sovereignty.

  • Basically undid the Missouri Compromise


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Kansas-Nebraska Act - 1854


Bleeding kansas

Bleeding Kansas

  • People poured into the territory to help decided it’s fate on slavery.

  • Only 3000 voters registered in Kansas but 8000 votes were cast.

  • Anti-slavery settlers refused the results and held a 2nd election.

  • Kansas now had 2 governments that conflicted and thought they were in control.

  • Proslavery sheriff was shot by anti-slavery settlers. He returned with 800 men and attacked the anti-slavery town.

  • Set off widespread fighting and groups terrorizing those who did not support their view.


Brooks sumner affair

Brooks-Sumner Affair

  • Charles Sumner (leading abolitionist senator) gave a speech verbally attacking Southerners including Andrew Butler (and elderly senator) who was not present that day. He called them “hirelings from the drunken spew and vomit of an uneasy civilization.”

  • A few days later, Butler’s nephew, Preston Brooks from the House of Representatives, marched into the senate and attacked Sumner until he laid bloody and unconscious on the floor.


Conflicts within government

  • Sumner never completely recovered from his injuries and had to retire from the Senate for 3 yrs.

  • Southerners praised rooks and sent him dozens of gold-headed canes to replace the one he broke over Sumner’s head.


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Brooks-Sumner Affair


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