supports taxes on imports
because they have businesses, and
they wanted people to buy their goods
instead of the ones from overseas.
South hates the taxes because it
causes Great Britain to put a tariff on
cotton. THEY WANT TO SELL COTTON.
South Carolina tried to nullify the tax
law, but that did not actually work.
Missouri and Maine
Missouri came in as a slave state,
and Maine came in as a free state.
39 parallel was the Missouri southern
above was free.
Anything below was slave.
Compromise of 1850
California came in as a free state,
and the South received the Fugitive
Georgia Platform supported this
compromise, and anything that
would keep the Union together.
Kansas and Nebraska
Each side could claim that the
territories could choose whether to
be slave or free
“Bleeding Kansas” involved the fight
between proslavery and antislavery
forces who traveled to Kansas and
Dred Scott Case
Scott sued his master saying he
should be free because he lived in a
The Supreme Court said he could not
sue because he was a slave.
The North hated the decision and
rioted. The South liked the decision
because it settled the idea that slavery
would continue in the territories.
Compromise of 1850, KansasNebraska Act
of these were compromises.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act cancelled
out the other two.
All of these laws were passed by
All of them had to do with deciding
what new states would be free and
what new states would be slave.
v. Georgia was how
Cherokees could cancel out state law.
Supreme Court said yes, Andrew
Jackson said no.
South Carolina wanted to cancel out
Andrew Jackson said no, we’ll attack
you, and then later, we’ll lower the tax.
Vice-President of the
Confederacy, Senator, Governor of
Opposed secession, supported slavery
Created the Georgia Platform that
supported the Compromise of 1850
Election of 1860
Lincoln was elected.
Lincoln wanted to stop the spread of
South was afraid he would stop slavery
Southern states left one right after the