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  1. Compromise of 1850
  2. What happened after Fort Sumter?
  3. Nat Turner
  4. Why does Lincoln change his mind about emancipation?
  5. Southern Nationalism
  1. a - proposed by Henry Clay who wants to admit California as a free state
    - organize the rest of the Mexican cession to two territories on the basis of popular sovereignty (Mexican law had already abolished slavery there)
    - Resolve boundary dispute between New Mexico and Texas by granting the disputing region to New Mexico and paying Texas' debt of 10 million
    - proposes to abolish the slave trade in Washington, D.C.
    - called for a more effective Fugitive Slave Law
  2. b - a preacher and prophet who believed God had given him a sign that the time was ripe to strike for freedom; a vision of black and white angels wrestling in the sky
    - led a slave rebellion to punish slave owners
    - killing over 60 whites
    - lasted only 48 hours before it dispersed
    - six months later, Turner was captures and flayed
    - 120 innocent African Americans were killed
    - After Nat Turner's Rebellion, slavery become much more oppressive
  3. c - the belief that the South is different from everyone
    - believe in a measure of autonomy
    - The South has become more conservative and defensive about slavery
    - The defensiveness hardness into a cultural and political nationalism, seeing the North as a threat
  4. d - it unites the Northern opposition to the South
    - also forces everyone to take sides
    - The middle states will now secede and join the Confederacy.
  5. e He changes his mind because:
    - slave labor is helping the South
    - Northern public opinion has shifted in favor of emancipation
    - the morale in the North is going down and Lincoln wants to give a moral cause to fight the war
    - by making it a "war good", it prevents England and France to joining with the Confederacy
    - there was a military necessity

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. - it won complete control of Massachusetts,
    - took power in three more New England states
    - showed signs of becoming the next major political party
  2. laws passed by southern states immediately after the Civil War to maintain white supremacy by restricting the rights of the newly freed slaves
  3. - Clay will compromise and join with the North and then join with the South to pass the other parts
    - By Sept. 1850, all bills are passed but still no one is satisfied
  4. a "necessary evil"
  5. - The South has a relatively homogenous economy with agriculture and slaves
    - The South believes they are ethnically homogenous
    - The South has a shared political ideology - John Lock & John Calhoun - state's right, federal government
    - Share a collective fear of what might happen if the slaves were free

5 True/False questions

  1. What was Douglas' views on slavery?- accused Lincoln of endangering the Union by his talk of putting slavery on the path to extinction
    - charged that Lincoln's moral opposition to slavery implied a belief in racial equality


  2. How did Republicans view the unsettled West?as the last act of "slave-power conspiracy"


  3. Cotton Kingdom1. John Calhoun argued that the National government can't pass a law that denies a citizen with their property
    2. Only a state can abolish slavery within it's borders; the federal government can't
    3. Until a territory becomes a state, it has to be open to slavery
    4. Claims that all laws that prohibit slavery are unconstitutional


  4. The Election of 1860- Republican delegates called for a high protective tariff, free homesteads, and federal aid for internal improvements, esp. the transcontinental railroad
    - The South hates it all because it encourages people to move and possibly the states would be free
    - The split of the Democratic party helps Lincoln
    - Lincoln wins 39% of the vote and has the majority of the Electoral vote


  5. Kansas-Nebraska Act- Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois proposed a bill to organize the territory west of Missouri and Iowa
    - sought up to set up a territorial government in Kansas and Nebraska on the basis of popular sovereignty
    - wants to reunite the Democratic Party about Manifest Destiny and the transcontinental railroad
    - tried to present it as a "railroad bill" but the South doesn't see it that way
    - the South sees it as an anti-slavery bill b/c the South sees Kansas & Nebraska as two free territories