Covering up embarrassing or incriminating evidence has taken its toll in the Civil War as well as during the Civil War. The Civil War was able to be delayed for a later time through these compromises. The outcome they did not want was war, so they would try to keep the Northerners and Southerners satisfied through the means of compromise; basically telling them what they wanted to hear. With the Missouri Compromise, Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Compromise of 1850, the war had been able to be postponed for years to come. The Missouri Compromise was actually triggered by the request to permit slavery, in Missouri and in the year of 1819. As a result the North was not was not satisfied with the compromise. Nevertheless the times leading up to the Missouri Compromise of 1820, tensions started to commence between anti-slavery and pro-slavery. This was because Maine had been taken out of Massachusetts and was entered as a free state. This would help even everything out once more, was the thought. After this compromise then the Louisiana Purchase amendment established; An Imaginary line was drawn and slavery would not be accepted north of that boundary. Except for Missouri, slavery would be allowed. So then at the time, the United States had twenty-two states that were evenly divided with the slave and the free. The amendment that kept that imaginary line intact, was what kept that boundary between free and slave regions until the Kansas Nebraska Act came along. The Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of the states Kansas and Nebraska. Which would open new lands for the settlement. And in hopes of encouraging the settlement, the senator Stephen A. Douglas proposed that he organize the area west of Missouri into two separate but new territories; and these states were evidently Kansas and Nebraska. This proposal had triggered plenty of issues with the Southerners. This was because based on the Missouri Compromise; these new territories would then be join in on as Free states. As the end result of the Kansas-Nebraska act passed; it literally allowed slavery into areas where it was once not permitted
Henry Clay, a Whig and solid opponents of territorial expansion, feared like
the people of its potential to aggravate the issue of slavery.
The Missouri Compromise had divided up the Louisiana Purchase and said all the
territory north would not permit slavery while those in the south would. Yet this only fueled
more debate when settlers were trying to spread from “sea to shining sea,” thus overstepping the
boundaries of the compromise.…
One of the first political decisions over the issue of slavery was the Missouri Compromise, which was passed in 1820 under the presidency of James Monroe. The Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery north of the 36°30’ parallel, and allowed slavery south of the parallel. Many citizens were unhappy with this compromise. Northerners saw it as a slaveholder victory, and Southerners feared that free blacks would fight to make slavery illegal in the South.…
With the rise of westward expansion in the 1800’s, the nation continually encountered issues related to managing the spread of slavery as the country expanded. The Constitution did not provide for such territorial expansions and as such the sectional and economic differences continued to divide the nation and helped contribute to the eruption of the Civil War in 1861.…
Chapter 13: Chapter Outline
The following annotated chapter outline will help you review the major topics covered in this chapter.
Instructions: Review the outline to recall events and their relationships as presented in the chapter. Return to skim any sections that seem unfamiliar.
I. Manifest Destiny: South and North
The Push to the Pacific
In 1845, John L. O’Sullivan coined the phrase Manifest Destiny; he felt that Americans had a right to develop the entire continent as…
Taylor let California bypass territorial requirements and become a free state. Southerners did not approve of this and went to Clay for a compromise.
16. Why did Californians vote to exclude slavery?
Prospectors wanted sales for themselves and lots of gold diggers (no need for slaves)
17. What were the issues debated that led to the Compromise of 1850?
- boundary issues
- status of territory issues
18. Which components of the Compromise of 1850 were the most controversial? Why?…
The deal was set in which the railroad was moved up north and Kansas and Nebraska was opened to Popular Sovereignty which repealed the Missouri Compromise and undercut the Compromise of 1850. The repeal of the Missouri Compromise led to the fight for Kansas, which ultimately turned into “Bleeding Kansas”.…
1. The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s. Profits, prices and wages went down while unemployment went up. Pessimism abounded during the time. The panic had both domestic and foreign origins. Speculative lending practices in western states, a sharp decline in cotton prices, a collapsing land bubble, international specie flows, and restrictive lending policies in Great Britain were all to blame. On May…
But in the mid-1840s this region became a political issue in the United States, with many expansionists willing to risk war to get all of the territory, including present-day British Columbia (54 40 or fight!). In 1846, Britain and the United States agreed to extend the 49th Parallel, forming the modern border between Canada and the United States. The settlers quickly applied for territorial status, which Congress granted in 1849.…
The fiery competition between the two parties only hinted towards the much larger divisive
issue. The obvious and major issue that divided the Americans during the time was slavery and territorial expansion the two causes for the division of the U.S. into North and South. The term correlated with the territorial expansion of
the U.S. is Manifest Destiny.…