Sectionalism & Secession
Dr. Yolanda Romero
I. Sectionalism
• Territorial Crisis
– Wilmot Proviso (1846)
• Pros & Cons
Election of 1848
Northern Democrats-popular sov...
Taylor’s Dilemma
• California
• Compromise of 1850
Election of 1852
• Fugitive Slaves a controversy
• Candidates
– Whigs-Winfield Scott
• South-slavery and union
• North-fre...
Crisis Deepens

• Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)
– Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Kansas Nebraska Act (1854)
• Stephen Douglas
• Concession & repeal of 36’30
• Contest for Control
– Emigrant Aid Society
–...
• Parties Emerge
– “Know Nothing Party”
– Republican Party

• Bleeding Kansas
• Pierce Administration
– Denounced Free Sta...
II.Secession
• Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
• Lecompton Constitution (1857)
• Lincoln-Douglas Debates(1858)
– Lincoln-con...
Election of 1860
• Democrats
– N. Wing- Stephen Douglas
• Pop sovereignty

– S. Wing- John Breckenridge
• Federal protecti...
Rationale for Secession
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Sectionalism

  1. 1. Sectionalism & Secession Dr. Yolanda Romero
  2. 2. I. Sectionalism • Territorial Crisis – Wilmot Proviso (1846) • Pros & Cons Election of 1848 Northern Democrats-popular sovereignty Southern Democrats-pro slavery Whigs- no platform Free Soil Party-proviso
  3. 3. Taylor’s Dilemma • California • Compromise of 1850
  4. 4. Election of 1852 • Fugitive Slaves a controversy • Candidates – Whigs-Winfield Scott • South-slavery and union • North-free soil – Democrats-Franklin Pierce
  5. 5. Crisis Deepens • Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) – Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  6. 6. Kansas Nebraska Act (1854) • Stephen Douglas • Concession & repeal of 36’30 • Contest for Control – Emigrant Aid Society – Border Ruffians
  7. 7. • Parties Emerge – “Know Nothing Party” – Republican Party • Bleeding Kansas • Pierce Administration – Denounced Free State Gov’t in Kansas – John Brown Retaliates • Election of 1856 – Republicans – Democrats – Know -nothings • Results of 1856 Election
  8. 8. II.Secession • Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) • Lecompton Constitution (1857) • Lincoln-Douglas Debates(1858) – Lincoln-containment – Douglas-popular sovereignty • “Freeport Doctrine” • John Brown’s Raid (1859)
  9. 9. Election of 1860 • Democrats – N. Wing- Stephen Douglas • Pop sovereignty – S. Wing- John Breckenridge • Federal protection • Constitutional Union Party – John Bell • Honor constitution & union • Republicans – Abraham Lincoln • platform
  10. 10. Rationale for Secession •

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