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The Divisive Politics of Slavery

The Divisive Politics of Slavery

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  1. The Divisive Politics of Slavery Section 10-1 pp. 304-309

  2. Differences Between North and South • The Industrialized North • More factories and railroads than South • Urban cities • Large immigrant population • The Agricultural South • Less manufacturing and fewer railroads • Rural society and smaller population • Few immigrants

  3. Slavery in the Territories • The Wilmot Proviso • Proposed law that would have outlawed slavery in territory won from Mexico • Southerners claim Constitutional right to slavery • Never passed by Congress • Shows division between North and South

  4. Slavery in the Territories • Statehood for California • Application as a free state renews debate over slavery • Threatens future of Missouri Compromise • South questions remaining part of the Union and considers secession

  5. The Senate Debates • The Compromise of 1850 • Series of compromises designed to settle controversy over slavery • Popular Sovereignty: Residents of a territory decide slavery issue • Proposed by Henry Clay • Passed under Stephen Douglas

  6. The Senate Debates • Millard Fillmore • Becomes president after Zachary Taylor’s death • Supported Compromise of 1850