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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Events Leading to the Civil War 1850-1861
Terms in this set (15)
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
Uncle Toms Cabin
written by harriet beecher stowe in 1853 that highly influenced england's view on the American Deep South and slavery. a novel promoting abolition. intensified sectional conflict.
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.
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.
Political Parties 1854
American Party-pledged to work against Catholic candidates and campaigned for laws requiring immigrants to wait longer before becoming citizens, also called the Know-Nothings party, protested the Kansas Nebraska Act
brazen American adventurer who tied to grab control of Nicaragua. Backed by an armed force, he installed himself as president of Nicaragua in 1856 and legalized slavery. A coalition of Central American nations formed an alliance to overthrow him, Pierce withdrew diplomatic recognition, and he was killed by a Honduran firing squad in 1860.
A sequence of violent events involving abolitionists and pro-Slavery elements that took place in Kansas-Nebraska Territory. The dispute further strained the relations of the North and South, making civil war imminent.
Sumner vs Brooks
Brooks beats Sumner senseless with his cane after Sumner personally defamed Brooks's cousin, Senator Butler of SC
A black slave, had lived with his master for 5 years in Illinois and Wisconsin Territory. Backed by interested abolitionists, he sued for freedom on the basis of his long residence on free soil. The ruling on the case was that He was a black slave and not a citizen, so he had no rights.
Impending Crisis of the South
Hinton Helper- stats to show that slavery weakened South's economy
Lincoln Douglas Debates
During the race to become Senator Lincoln asked to have multiple debates with Douglas; certain topics of these debates were slavery, how to deal with slavery, and where slavery should be allowed; although Lincoln lost the election to Douglas, he was known throughout the country because of the debates; Douglas said ppl could exclude slavery by not enforcing & protecting slave-owner property--> ppl would not support Douglas for president
John Brown's scheme to invade the South with armed slaves, backed by sponsoring, northern abolitionists; seized the federal arsenal; Brown and remnants were caught by Robert E. Lee and the US Marines; Brown was hanged
Election of 1860
Lincoln, the Republican candidate, won because the Democratic party was split over slavery. As a result, the South no longer felt like it has a voice in politics and a number of states seceded from the Union.
Secession in 1860
South Carolina left the union, and seven other states followed
Federal fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina; the confederate attack on the fort marked the start of the Civil War
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