[2015] Parker Riding (AB 34): A Divided Nation

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[2015] Parker Riding (AB 34): A Divided Nation

A Divided Nation

Compromise of 1850:

This act split the remainder of the land in the Louisana Purchase into two states, Kansas and Nebraska, and let them decide whether slavery should be allowed or not. However, some antislavery northerners were outraged at this

In the Compromise of 1850 California was able to enter the union as a free state. The Mexican Secession was divided into two territories where slavery would be decided by popular soverignty.

In the Election of 1860 Abraham Lincoln won the electoral and the popular vote to go into presidency. But, Lincoln's win angered southerners.

In 1860 many southern states left the union because they did not like the rules that were set and how they were enforced and they felt that shey should be able to leave the union the same way they came. But Lincoln stated,"No state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the union"

In 1820 the Missouri Compromise stated that there were an equal number of free and slave states. However, this eventually led to controversy on how to make the free and slave states equal as they added more states to the union.

The Dred Scott decision was when a man named Dred Scott, who was a a slave to whos owner died and he sued for his freedom from slavery.This created further division over slavery.

Election of 1860:

The Missouri Compromise:

The Dred Scott Decision:

The South Secedes:

Kansas-Nebraska Act:

This title means that there was a division between the people who were pro- slavery and the people who were anti-slavery and how both groups wanted to fight for what they believed in.

"No state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the union" -Abraham Lincoln


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