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The Divisive Politics of Slavery . 1840-1860. The Northern Economy. Manufacturing Railroads Cities begin to sprout up overnight Immigrants come to the North . The Southern Economy. Predominantly rural Cotton driven Produce only 10% of nation’s manufacturing Few immigrants .

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the northern economy
The Northern Economy
  • Manufacturing
  • Railroads
  • Cities begin to sprout up overnight
  • Immigrants come to the North
the southern economy
The Southern Economy
  • Predominantly rural
  • Cotton driven
  • Produce only 10% of nation’s manufacturing
  • Few immigrants
the question of slavery in the territories
The Question of Slavery in the Territories
  • WilmontProviso
  • Divided Congress along regional lines
  • Sectionalism tension continues to grow
california becomes a state in 1850
California becomes a State in 1850
  • California’s constitution outlawed slavery
    • Effects:
      • Zachary Taylor supports idea of popular sovereignty
        • Let the people of the states decide issue of slavery
        • Weakens Congress influence
      • Senate debates issue.
  • South
    • Begin to question whether they should remain in Union
the compromise of 1850
The Compromise of 1850
  • Proposed by….Henry Clay!
    • California Admitted as free state
    • Utah & New Mexico decide slavery by popular sovereignty
    • Texas paid $10 million, resolving boundary dispute w/ New Mexico
    • Sale of slaves banned in Washington, D.C
    • Fugitive Slave Act
senate s reaction
Senate’s Reaction
  • Rejected – WHY?
  • Douglas introduces each provision separately
    • Each is passed separately
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