Dividing Nations Summary

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Dividing Nations Summary

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Election of 1860This election was between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas it ended in Lincoln winning and obtaining 18 non-slavery states. Lincoln did not win the popular vote by the southerners resulting in not winning any southern states. This was also a part that caused the civil war because not everybody wanted Abraham Lincoln to be president in the southern states because he would try and make southern states into non-slavery states.

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The Missouri CompromiseRepresenatives agrued about having equal representation of slave and free states south. This started some of the conflicts that was the cause of the civil war.

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The South Secedes With the Election of 1860 Abraham Lincoln ran a message containing slavery to where it currently along with the success of the Republican party. In that election, South Carolina seceded December 20, 1860, this was the first stater to ever secede from the United States. Four months later Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana also seceded. Virginia later broke away and formed the Union-loyal state of West Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee joined them. The people of the seceded states then elected Jefferson Davis as president of the newly formed Southern Confederacy. This finally topped the cake of and caused the start of the civil war because slavery, which was legal in the south but had gradually been banned by states north of the Mason-Dixon line. As the U.S. acquired new territories in the west, bitter debates erupted over whether or not slavery would be permitted in those territories. Southerners feard it was only a matter of time before the addition of new non-slavehholding states but no new slaveholding states would give control of the government to abolitionists, and the institution of slavery would be outlawed completely. They also represented the notion that a northern industrualist could establish factories, or any other business, in the new territories but agrarian Souther slaveowners could not move into territories where slavery was prohibited because their slaves would then be free.

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Kansas -Nebraska ActIn this Kansas Nebraska Act it included three main things: It divided the Luisiana Purchase, eliminated the Missouri Compromise, and also allowed people in territory to decide wheather they wanted slavery, this was passed on May 30, 1854. This was the event that led up to Bleeding kansas in 1855-1861. This also sparked up conflicts for peole still wanting slavery, leading up to the civil war.

Bleeding KansasThe period of violence during the settling of the Kansas territory, In 1854 the Kansas-Nebraska Act overturned the Missouri Compromise's use of latitude as the boundary between slave and free territory and instead, using the principle of popular sovereignty, decreed that the residents would determine whether the area became a free state or a slave state. Proslavery and free state settlers flooded into Kansas to try to influence the decision. Violence soon erupted as both factions fought for control. Abolitionist John Brown led anti-slavery fighters in Kansas berfore his famed raid on Harpers Ferry. The opening of the Kansas and Nebraska territories in 1854 under the principle of popular sovereignty provoked a protracted political crisis in both Kansas and the nation at large. Rival governments had been established in Kansas by late 1855, one backed by proslavery Missourians, the other by antislavery groups. Although the pierce and Buchanan administrations recognized the former, Republicans as well as a number of nothern Democrats deemed it a fraud imposed by Missouri "border ruffians." Civil conflict in Kansas accompanied the political polarization. The volatility to be expected of a frontier are was compunded by the activities of parties interested in the slavery issue-both the Missourians and the notherners who reputedly shipped free-state settlers and armaments to the region. Aguing about what land they can go up to and srill being a slave state was a big problem because they eventually had to create specific coordinates to mark when deciding if the land was a free state or a slave state, this also had a big part in the cause of the civil war.

The Dred Scott DecisionThe Dred Scott case occurred when the slavery issue threatend to tare the country apart. Settlers were voilently clashing in Kansas and neighboring Missouri regarding the issue, and in May 1856, a pro-slavery congressman beat an abolitionist senator into unconsciouseness on the Senate floor. Decision came two days after the inauguration of President James Buchanan a southerner and supporter of slavery, who hoped the case could help the issue. But, the court declared that black people were not citizens and also made other ruling on slavery. It held that congress did not have the power to abolish it in territories as it had done in the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which banned slavery in nothern territories. It also declared that Mr. Scott, or any slave, could not become free by spending time in free territory because he was still his owner's property. This caused problems that led to the civil war because the congress did not have enough power to end slavery that part.

Dividing Nations SummaryThis title is about how Proslavery and aboltionists fought to either get rid of slavery or keep it. All the conflicts in this Glogster explain and tell how all of this led up to the civil war. It started with arguments about slave having equal representation. To if California would enter as a free states and if slavery would be allowed in the rest of the territory from the Mexican Cession. And dividing the Louisiana Purchase, eliminated the Missouri Compromise, and also allowed people in territory to decide whether they wanted slavery, this was passed on May 30, 1854. To arguing about the Missouri Compromise's use of latitude for the boundary between slave and free territory and instead, using the principle of popular sovereignty, decreed that the residents would determine whether the area became a free state or a slave state. And to the Dred Scott case whem the issue of slavery threatened to tare the country apart to when the court declared that black people were not citizens and also made other ruling on slavery. It held that congress did not have the power to abolish it in territories as it had done in the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which banned slavery in nothern territories. Then Abraham Lincoln winning the election and only gaining 18 non-slavery states and not winning any southern states. And then to finally lots of states seceding from the government because slavery, which was legal in the south but had gradually been banned by states north of the Mason-Dixon line. As the U.S. acquired new territories in the west, bitter debates erupted over whether or not slavery would be permitted in those territories. Southerners feard it was only a matter of time before the addition of new non-slavehholding states but no new slaveholding states would give control of the government to abolitionists, and the institution of slavery would be outlawed completely, and that slaveholders could not move into non-slavery territories because if they did their slave would be free.QuoteA house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South. -Abraham Lincoln

The Compromise of 1850In the compromise of 1850, the events that occured was, California would enter as a free state. Popular sovereingnty would be determined if slavery would be allowed in the rest of the territory from the Mexican Cession. This would cause other countries to flare up in conflicts building up to the civil war.

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