Essay # 10 Examine political crisis of 1850 The Kansa Nebraska act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing settlers in those territories to decide through Popular Sovereignty whether they would allow slavery within each territory. The act was designed by Democratic Senator Stephen Douglas. Douglas hoped popular sovereignty would enable democracy to triumph, so he would not have to take a side on the issue of slavery. A wave of indignation erupted across the North as anti-slavery elements howled betrayal, for Kansas had been officially closed to slavery since the Missouri Compromise of 1820, and that Compromise was now repealed because of popular sovereignty. Opponents denounced the law as a triumph of the hated slave power -- that is the political power of the rich slave owners, who would buy up the best lands in Kansas. The Compromise of 1850 was crafted by retired Senator Henry Clay, in an effort to assuage growing discord between the north and south. No one was particularly happy with the bill, and while it did delay civil war for another 10 years, it added fuel to a simmering pot that was on the edge of burning out of control. a piece of legislation, called the Wilmot Proviso which would have set that all territories acquired through the Mexican War would be free states. This controversial bill passed the House, because the north had the majority vote. However, it never passed through the Senate. Northern democrats, who opposed slavery, became increasingly angry with southern democrats, whom they believed controlled the party. All but one northern state approved of the Proviso; however, none of the southern states approved. Their "fear" was that slavery would slowly be eradicated if slaveholding states were surrounded by "free" abolitionist territories. About this time, California was ready to be admitted as a free state into the Union, which made southerners unhappy. So, as part of the Compromise, Clay overrode the Missouri Compromise which determined that all states north of Missouri's southern border would be free which determined that all states north of Missouri's southern border would be free. The issues of runaway slaves was also a hot spot, so another feature of the 1850 Compromise was to allow southern slave owners to hunt down and retrieve fugitive slaves who had escaped into the northern states. To balance out this provision, he suggested a ban on slavery in Washington D.C.While the Compromise put a temporary lid on simmering discord, it only put off the inevitable succession of the southern states by ten years. By that time, there was no quenching the inferno that led headlong into the Civil War. The Know Nothing Party was made up of Nativists who believed that Catholics, Native Americans, Black people and Immigrants were bad for America. And in order for a person to be a member of the Know Nothing Party. They had to be White Anglo Saxon Protestant who was born and raised in America and who shared the same views as the people in the group. They also had to be willing to do anything the group asked of them. The reason why the got the name the Know Nothings was when they terrorized a person who wasn't in their group and the cops asked about it they would reply: I know nothing. Hence the Know Nothing Party. The Republican Party was found in northern states in 1854 by anti-slavery activists. The main cause was disagreement to the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise by which slavery was kept out of Kansas. The Republicans saw the expansion of slavery as a great evil. The Republican Party first came to power in 1860 with the election of Lincoln to the Presidency and Republicans in control of Congress and the northern states. It oversaw the saving of the union, the destruction of slavery, and the provision of equal rights to all men in the American Civil War and…
monarch that his successors (Louis XV and XVI) couldn't keep his empire in check. With the liberal sentiments spreading throughout Europe at the time, as well as news of the American Revolution, it was only natural for absolute monarchy to decline during this period.
France was an absolute monarchy before the French revolution, as it had been for hundreds of years. It meant that the reigning had absolute power. That was what the revolutionists wanted to get rid of.
This also meant that France…
The Civil War symbolized the hardships that the Africans faced during the slave period. There were many hardships that country was facing which resulted in the war that killed off many people in the nation. The Constitution, the Jeffersonian and Hamilton split, social concerns, expansion of the west, and more political woes that dissevered the nation which ensued the Civil War that lasted for four…
innocent and the fear of tomorrow; in the American and Russian revolution, this was the recipe for freedom. For far too long, the people of America and Russia had been supressed and exploited by their super powers and in turn, a revolution was found necessary to build a new future, but as Thomas Jefferson says “Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.” The American revolution of 1772 and the Russian revolution of 1917 were generally designed to liberate…
The American Revolution
The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which rebels in the Thirteen American Colonies overthrew the authority of the British Crown and founded the United States of America. The American Revolution was the result of a series of social, political, and intellectual transformations in American society, government and ways of thinking. Starting in 1765 the Americans rejected the authority of the British Parliament to tax…
resistance and rebellion from Americans. The British imperial faced the same struggle the French faced against the British protestant, the Whig’s, ideology and belief. The Franco-American alliance forged in 1778 declared the opponents of the Whig and protestant as their enemy. The Briton renounced some Britons who were against the imperial rule while celebrating those who stood by the British imperial in the crisis. The resistance in the long run resulted to an American nation in the same time strengthening…
points in a formal declaration. Wrote the DEC of IND’P
+Declaration of Independence- inspired by John Locke’s ideas of ‘ENLIGHTENMENT’ or unalienable rights. That all men are equal, and deserve equal opportunities.
+patriots- supporters of American Independence.
+loyalists- people that are still loyal to old George III
+Valley Forge- winter 77-78, harsh, morale low, thousands of soldiers deserted or died.
+Continental army- STG familiar terrain, leadership, HOME! WKS no central gov…
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The history of our country is important in knowing and understanding our culture. From the early days of America when the sole inhabitants were Indians and many species of wildlife, until today with our feuds with other countries. Everything needs to be known in order to understand our culture and ways of life.
Everything started in 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered America. After he found the new country, the pilgrims sailed…
French and American Revolution
In 1775, war broke out between the British and the American colonist. By 1776, the colonist declared themselves independent. In1783, following a prolonged and bloody war, the British was forced to recognize the United States was an independent country. The differences between the British and the rebellious Americans concerned the political authority. Prior to the Stamp Act crisis British authority ,rarely asserted, they rested on ties of their loyalty, affection,…
LL 254 Composition & Research
The American Revolution (1775-83) is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain's 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict, and by the following summer, the…
• also called the seven years war.
• British and French fought the war for the domination
of the colonial area.
• The Indians helped France success in winning when t
he war just began. Later on, British build a vast empir
e and gain lots of territory such as Canada from Franc
e and Florida from Span.
• However, British Empire was lacking money after the
war, and the Thirteen colonies stir up the American Re
volution after the British raised up the taxes.
French and Indian…