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H12/1/11; T11/25/08 ; T12/11/07 ; T12/5/06 ; T12/6/05. Growing Sectionalism: Impact of the Kansas-Nebraska Act ( Ch. 14.1 & 14.2 ; pp. 384-393). I. Uncle Tom’s Cabin - 1852. Harriet Beecher Stowe (MA) fictional account of slavery Simon Legree – cruel

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H12/1/11; T11/25/08; T12/11/07; T12/5/06; T12/6/05

Growing Sectionalism: Impact of the Kansas-Nebraska Act

(Ch. 14.1 & 14.2; pp. 384-393)


I uncle tom s cabin 1852

I. Uncle Tom’s Cabin - 1852

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe (MA)

  • fictional account of slavery

  • Simon Legree – cruel

  • slave families; loyalty of slaves

  • more northern sympathy for slaves

  • widely read – 300K copies in 1852;

    • 1.2M by summer of 1853

  • plays, popular

  • abolitionist ↑

  • angered S – banned in S

  • Lincoln: “So you’re the little lady who started this war”


Ii election of 1852

II. Election of 1852

  • Pierce (Dem-NH)

  • Scott (Whig-VA)

  • John Hale (Free Soil) – only 5%

  • Dems can win in N, if candidate does not oppose slavery

  • Whigs only receive 35% of S. vote (compared to 50% in 1848)

  • more regional vote

  • harder to retain non-sectional ties


Iii kansas nebraska act 1854

III. Kansas-Nebraska Act – 1854

A. Roots – Gadsden Purchase -1853

  • transcontinental RR

  • S. route

  • purchased land for $10M from Mex.

  • many N. upset – want N route


Iii kansas nebraska act 1854 cont

III. Kansas-Nebraska Act – 1854 (cont.)

B. Douglas’ Proposal – 1854

  • wants N. transcontinental RR

  • Chicago would be hub

  • need S. support

  • open K-N to possibility of slavery

  • pop. sov. in territories

  • believe Kan- slave; Neb – free

  • would continue sectional balance


Iii kansas nebraska act 18541

III. Kansas-Nebraska Act – 1854

C. Response

  • S: happy – open to slavery [allowed for possibility of slavery]

  • N: betrayed MO Compromise (36-30 line)power of slaveocracy

  • helps create Republican Party


Iv creation of republican party 1854

IV. Creation of Republican Party – 1854

  • opposed to spread of slavery

  • not abolitionists [although included abolitionists]

  • strictly regional party

  • built on earlier parties: Liberty, Free Soil


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