Like the emergence of the Know-Nothing Party and Liberty Parties, it signaled the inability of the existing parties to contain the political passions slavery was creating. Important part of process that would lead to the collapse of the second party system in the 1850s.
a law that made it a crime to help runaway slaves; allowed for the arrest of escaped slaves in areas where slavery was illegal and required their return to slaveholders
1 True/False Question
Ostend Manifesto → a movement of many people to a region in which gold has been discovered. Rush in California started in 1848 with 14000 people going to Cali and over 22000 by 1852. Many different ethnic groups including Asians/Chinese, moved to California. With so little workforce in California because everyone was mining gold, Native Americans were mostly turned into slaves and many white vigilanties went "Indain Hunting" and killed thousands of Indians.