Renewing the Sectional Struggle. 1848 – 1854 “The South! The South! God knows what will become of her!” --John C. Calhoun. Impact of the Mexican Cession. Why are politicians avoiding the question of slavery? The Wilmot Proviso Supported in the North Opposed in the South
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Renewing the Sectional Struggle
1848 – 1854
“The South! The South! God knows what will become of her!”
--John C. Calhoun
Concessions to North
CA admitted as a free state
Territory disputed by Texas & New Mexico to be given to New Mexico
Abolition of slave trade in DC- NOT SLAVERY
Concessions to South
Remainder of Mexican cession formed into the territories of New Mexico & Utah; slavery decided by popular sovereignty
Texas - $10 million from gov’t as compensation
More stringent Fugitive Slave Law
Which side gets the best deal? Make an argument!