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The 1850s:. Road to Secession. Problems of Sectional Balance in 1850. California statehood. Southern “fire-eaters” threatening secession. Underground RR & fugitive slave issues: Personal liberty laws Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842). Compromise of 1850. Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 – 1896).

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The 1850s:

Road

to

Secession


Problems of Sectional Balancein 1850

  • California statehood.

  • Southern “fire-eaters” threateningsecession.

  • Underground RR & fugitive slave issues:

    • Personal liberty laws

    • Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842)



HarrietBeecherStowe(1811 – 1896)

So this is the lady who started the Civil War. -- Abraham Lincoln


Uncle Tom’s Cabin

1852

  • Sold 300,000 copies inthe first year.

  • 2 million in a decade!



The “Know-Nothings” [The American Party]

  • Nativists.

  • Anti-Catholics.

  • Anti-immigrants.

1849  Secret Order of the Star-Spangled Banner created in NYC.


1852 presidential election
1852 Presidential Election

√Franklin Pierce Gen. Winfield Scott John Parker Hale Democrat Whig Free Soil


1852Election Results



“Bleeding Kansas”

Border “Ruffians”(pro-slavery Missourians)


“The Crime Against Kansas”

Sen. Charles Sumner(R-MA)

Congr. Preston Brooks(D-SC)


John Brown: Madman, Hero or Martyr?

Mural in the Kansas Capitol buildingby John Steuart Curry (20c)


Birth of the Republican Party, 1854

  • Northern Whigs.

  • Northern Democrats.

  • Free-Soilers.

  • Know-Nothings.

  • Other miscellaneous opponents of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.


1856 presidential election
1856 Presidential Election

√James Buchanan John C. Frémont Millard Fillmore Democrat Republican Whig


1856Election Results



The Lincoln-Douglas (Illinois Senate) Debates, 1858

A House divided against itself, cannot stand.


Stephen Douglas & the Freeport Doctrine

PopularSovereignty?


John Brown’s Raidon Harper’s Ferry, 1859


1860 presidential election
1860PresidentialElection

√Abraham LincolnRepublican

John BellConstitutional Union

Stephen A. DouglasNorthern Democrat

John C. BreckinridgeSouthern Democrat


Republican Party Platform in 1860

  • Non-extension of slavery [for the Free-Soilers.

  • Protective tariff [for the No. Industrialists].

  • No abridgment of rights for immigrants [a disappointment for the “Know-Nothings”].

  • Government aid to build a Pacific RR [for the Northwest].

  • Internal improvements [for the West] at federal expense.

  • Free homesteads for the public domain [for farmers].


1860

Election

Results


Crittenden Compromise:A Last Ditch Appeal to Sanity

Senator John J. Crittenden(Know-Nothing-KY)


Secession!: SC Dec. 20, 1860