the union in peril l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
The Union in Peril PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
The Union in Peril

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 24

The Union in Peril - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 348 Views
  • Uploaded on

The Union in Peril. Conflict Over Status of Territories. Wilmot Proviso (1846) fails to ban slavery from newly acquired Mexican territories Free Soil Movement Party Found support from northern Democrats and Whigs Didn’t demand end to slavery, only spread of slavery.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'The Union in Peril' - richard_edik


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
conflict over status of territories
Conflict Over Status of Territories
  • Wilmot Proviso (1846) fails to ban slavery from newly acquired Mexican territories
  • Free Soil Movement Party
    • Found support from northern Democrats and Whigs
    • Didn’t demand end to slavery, only spread of slavery
conflict over status of territories3
Conflict Over Status of Territories
  • Southern position: oppose abolitionists, Free Soilers, favor extending 36°30’ westward
  • Popular Sovereignty
    • Lewis Cass, Michigan Democrat… let the people decide
conflict over status of territories4
Conflict Over Status of Territories
  • Election of 1848
    • Democrats nominate Cass
    • Whigs nominate Zachary Taylor
    • Free-Soil Party nominates Martin Van Buren
    • Taylor won because vote siphoned off by Free-Soil party in NY and PA
conflict over status of territories5
Conflict Over Status of Territories
  • Election of 1848
    • Taylor won because vote siphoned off by Free-Soil party in NY and PA
the compromise of 1850
The Compromise of 1850
  • California joins as free state
  • Utah and New Mexico to join as territories, w/ popular sovereignty
  • Ban slave trade in DC, but allow slavery there
  • Adopt new fugitive slave law
    • All proposed initially by Henry Clay
the compromise of 18507
The Compromise of 1850
  • Daniel Webster speaks on behalf in order to preserve the Union
  • John C. Calhoun speaks against, insists on Southern territorial rights
the compromise of 18508
The Compromise of 1850
  • Millard Fillmore succeeds deceased Taylor, supports compromise
  • Stephen A. Douglas gathers support for individual portions of plan
agitation over slavery
Agitation Over Slavery
  • Fugitive Slave Law
    • Track down runaway slaves
    • Lack of rights for the accused
agitation over slavery10
Agitation Over Slavery
  • Underground Railroad
agitation over slavery literature
Agitation Over Slavery - Literature
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe’sUncle Tom’s Cabin
agitation over slavery literature12
Agitation Over Slavery - Literature
  • Hinton R. Helper’s nonfiction Impending Crisis of the South
agitation over slavery literature13
Agitation Over Slavery - Literature
  • Southern response
    • Slavery positive for masters and slaves
    • Sanctioned by the Bible, history
    • Attacks on northern “wage slaves”
  • Literature & laws polarized the sides
national parties in crisis
National Parties in Crisis
  • Election of 1852
    • Dem’s nominated “doughface” Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire
    • Whigs nominated Winfield Scott, ignored slavery
    • Whigs lose big time
kansas nebraska act 1854
Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
  • Repeals Missouri Compromise
  • Some Northerners sees it as slave power conspiracy
the republican party
The Republican Party
  • Know-Nothings surge but fail
  • Republican party forms (1854) as coalition of Free-Soilers, antislavery Whigs, dissatisfied Democrats
  • Oppose extension of slavery
extremism violence
Extremism & Violence
  • “Bleeding Kansas” – Border Ruffians v. Free-State Warriors
extremism violence20
Extremism & Violence
  • Caning of Senator Sumner
constitutional issues
Constitutional Issues
  • Lecompton Constitution – proslavery constitution of Kansas
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
lincoln douglas debates
Lincoln-Douglas Debates
  • Stephen Douglas debates Abraham Lincoln
  • Slavery key issue