1828-1832. 1850. Tariff of Abominations: Northern manufacturers protected at the expense of southern importers. Nullification issue arises secession threatened by SC. Sectionalism grows.
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Tariff of Abominations: Northern manufacturers protected at the expense of southern importers. Nullification issue arises secession threatened by SC. Sectionalism grows.
Compromise of 1850- California admitted as a free state. Popular sovereignty allowed to decide slavery issues in NM territory. Harsher Fugitive Slave Law enacted. Sectionalism grows.
Missouri Compromise: Missouri is admitted as a slave state , Maine as a free state, there is a line drawn through LouisianaTerritory along southern Missouri border. Slavery not permitted North of this line.
Kansas-Nebraska act- Popular sovereignty allowed to decide slavery issues in Kansas and Nebraska. Missouri compromise ignored. Northerners outraged. Southerners pleased.
Mexican war- US Victory results in Mexican Cession in 1848 – slavery questions must be addressed as territories apply for statehood
Republican Lincoln elected. SC secedes followed by 6 others. War Begins
Uncle Toms Cabin- Abolitionist novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Northern antislavery passions are enflamed. Southern resentment arises through feelings of being misrepresented. Adds to sectionalism.
Bleeding Kansas- pro and anti slavery opposition forces clash violently in Kansas. Republican party with an anti- slavery extension platform.