The Crisis: Path to The U.S. Civil War. AH. H. 5. Essential Standard AH. H. 5: . Trace the economic, social, and political events from the Mexican War to the outbreak of the Civil War. Essential Questions: How did the issues of sectionalism lead to the Civil War?
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Trace the economic, social, and political events from the Mexican War to the outbreak of the Civil War.
Slavery was not an “evil institution”, but rather a “positive one” because it introduced Christianity to the slaves and ensured that they would be cared for
Split in the Whig Party
Rise of the Free Soil Party
After pro-slavery Zachary Taylor became the Whig nominee for president in 1848, Conscience Whigs quit the Whig Party and joined themselves with northern anti-slavery Democrats
This new party was called the Free Soil Party (they opposed expanding slavery to the “free soil” of the West).
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