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Corrupt Bargain;

Refers to the three incidents in american history in which political agreement was determined by congressional or presidetial actins taht was viewed to be corrupt. two of theses involvments resolution of indeterminate or disputed electoral votesf rom the united states presidential election process, and the third involved the dispute of use of presidential pardon. the president elevted a single term, or singular vacancy , and either did not run again, or was not reelected when he ran. The
Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills passed in the
United States in
September 1850, which defused a four­year confrontation between the slave states of the
South
and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the
Mexican­American War
. The compromise, drafted by
Whig
Senator
Henry
Clay of Kentucky and brokered by Clay and Democrat Stephen Douglas, avoided secession or civil war a and reduced sectional conflict for four years. Harriet Beecher Stowe (/stoʊ/; June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author . Her novel
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for
African Americans under slavery ; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti­slavery forces in the
American North
, while provoking widespread anger in the
South
. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day. Dred Scott v. Sandford
, 60
U.S.

393
(1857), was a landmark decision by the U.S.
Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether slave or free, could not be American citizens and therefore had no standing to sue in federal court, [2]
[3]
and that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the federal territories acquired after the creation of the United States.
Dred Scott
, an
African
American slave who had been taken by his owners to free states and territories, attempted to sue for his freedom. In a 7–2 decision written by
Chief Justice
Roger B.
Taney
, the Court denied Scott's request and in doing so, ruled an
Act of Congress to be unconstitutional for the second time in its history. Frederick Douglass (born
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey
, c. February
1818
[3] – February 20, 1895) was an African American social reformer, orator , writer and statesman . After escaping from slavery , he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory
[4]
and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter­example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.
[5]
[6] Many
Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.
[7]
Douglass wrote several autobiographies, eloquently describing his experiences in slavery in his 1845 autobiography,
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an
American Slave
, which became influential in its support for abolition. He wrote two more autobiographies, with his last,
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
, published in 1881

and covering events through and after the Civil War. After the
Civil War
, Douglass remained active in the United States' struggle to reach its potential as a "land of the free". Douglass actively supported women's suffrage
. Without his approval, he became the first African American nominated for
Vice President of the United States as the running mate of
Victoria Woodhull on the impracticable and small
Equal Rights Party ticket. [8] Douglass held multiple public offices. Bleeding Kansas
,
Bloody Kansas or the…