History: Growing Apart 2.09
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The issue of slavery was raised before 1850 when the was added to a piece of legislation in August 1846
Although it did not pass, the legislation called for slavery to be in lands gained from Mexico
By 1850 the issue of whether a state would be a free state or a slave state was being raised about .
This was to happen regardless of previous legislation such as the Northwest Ordinance or the .
Stephen Douglas came up with a solution for many of the slavery-related questions based on Henry Clayâ€™s recommendations. His plan involved passing five pieces of legislation, the first of which paid compensation to and established northern and western boundaries for .
This bill also set up a territorial government for nearby calling for popular sovereignty to decide whether it would be a free state or a slave state.
The next bill admitted into the Union as a free state
The called for all citizens to assist in the return of runaway slaves
Fugitive Slave Act
Finally, the last act dealt with slavery and the slave trade in Washington, D.C. In an ultimate act of compromise, the legislation called for the abolition of slave , but not .
trading, slavery itself
The issue of slavery did not end with the new laws. By 1854 Kansas and Nebraska sought admission to the Union. They were supposed to be states because they had been part of the Louisiana Purchase.
Stephen Douglas solved this problem using the doctrine of that effectively ended the and kept slavery in the forefront of American politics.
popular sovereignty, Missouri Compromise
After the Compromise of 150, how many free states existed?
Who would have a majority in the Senate, if both Utah and New Mexico were to become free states?
Which territories did not allow slavery?
Washington, Oregon, Minnesota
How many territories were open to slavery?
The Kansas-Nebraska Act effectively repealed the .
The Missouri Compromise of 1820
Which of the following was not a provision in the Compromise of 1850?
Slavery would be abolished in Washington, D.C.
What did Stephen Douglas's theory of popular sovereignty lead to?
corrupted elections, violence, and political chaos
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