← Chapter 13 Part 5 Test
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- Series of legislation addressing slavery and the boundaries of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War. California was admitted as a free state, Texas received financial compensation for relinquishing claim to lands West of the Rio Grande river, the territory of New Mexico was organized with popular sovereignty, the slave trade was abolished in Washington, D.C., and the Fugitive Slave Law was passed It temporarily defused sectional tensions in the United States, postponing the secession crisis and the American Civil War. Also repealed the compromise of 1820.
- a declaration (1854) issued from Ostend, Belgium, by the U.S. ministers to England, France, and Spain, stating that the U.S. would be justified in seizing Cuba if Spain did not sell it to the U.S. When it became public N antislavery were enraged and S didn't want any free states.
1 True/False Question
Gold Rush → 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.