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STAAR Review 8 - Compromises on Slavery


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Missouri Compromise
"Compromise of 1820" over the issue of slavery in Missouri. It was decided Missouri entered as a slave state and Maine entered as a free state and all states North of the 36th parallel were free states and all South were slave states.
Compromise of 1850
..., (1) California admitted as free state, (2) territorial status and popular sovereignty of Utah and New Mexico, (3) resolution of Texas-New Mexico boundaries, (4) federal assumption of Texas debt, (5) slave trade abolished in DC, and (6) new fugitive slave law; advocated by Henry Clay and Stephen A. Douglas
Dawes Act
1887 law that distributed reservation land to individual Native American owners
Homestead Act
Passed in 1862, it gave 160 acres of public land to any settler who would farm the land for five years. The settler would only have to pay a registration fee of $25.
Fugitive Slave Act
A law enacted as part of the Compromise of 1850, designed to ensure the that escaped slaves would be returned into bondage.
Nullification Compromise
Henry clay's compromise to end the nullification crisis when the tariff would be lowered over a 10 year period
Kansas-Nebraska Act
1854 - Created Nebraska and Kansas as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty.
Morill Act
gave federal land to the states to help finance agricultural colleges (including Texas A&M)

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