We will look at these important events and determine the effect on both the North and the South. Road To Civil War. The following is a timeline of events that increased sectionalism to the point that the only solution would be WAR !. 1820 Missouri Compromise.
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We will look at these important events and determine the effect on both the North and the South
Road To Civil War
The following is a timeline of events that increased sectionalism to the point that the only solution would be WAR!
North: Slavery was prohibited north of 36/30
South: Slavery was allowed south of 36/30
What stands out about California on this map? Think!
North: California enters free, balance in favor of North / No more slave trade in Washington D.C. / Possibility of no slavery in N. Mex and Ut. (popular sovereignty)
South: Stricter Fugitive slave law (easier to get their slaves back) / Could get slavery in N. Mex and Ut. / Part of CA is below 36/30 [no slaves] / **at this point Union saved but South angry!!!!
North: Swayed many Northerners who read it against slavery-when they realized how bad slavery could be!
South:Turned Southerners against Northerners more
South said the book was just a ploy to make money
This book increased sectionalism between the North and the South
North: This act legally voided the Missouri Compromise: opened the possibility of slavery in the West NORTH of 36/30; North outraged!
South: thought slaveholders from Missouri would move into Kansas and it would become a slave state; The South liked this Act; slavery possible now north of 36/30
North: Most Northerners were part of the Republican Party
Keep slavery out of the Western Territories!
South: Anyone that was pro-slave belonged to the Democratic Party
North: Bitter! Vowed to fight the decision; a clear defeat for abolitionists!
South: Happy! The South now considered ALL territories open to slavery!
North: Slavery may not spread any further West!!! victory
South: S. Carolina said it was time to secede! Sound familiar?????? Would they have support this time?? YEP!