Build Up To War

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Build Up To War

  1. 1. Build Up To War Civil War
  2. 2. Slave Vs. Free States
  3. 3. Slave Vs. Free States <ul><li>1819: 11 free states, 11 slave states </li></ul><ul><li>Missouri applies to join the Union as a slave state </li></ul><ul><li>Northerners opposed Missouri entering as a slave state </li></ul>
  4. 4. Henry clay
  5. 5. Missouri Compromised <ul><li>Henry Clay came up with a plan to keep a balance </li></ul><ul><li>Missouri admitted as slave state </li></ul><ul><li>Maine would be admitted as a free state </li></ul><ul><li>Band-Aid solution </li></ul>
  6. 7. Free-Soil Party <ul><li>1848 members of the Democrat and Whig Parties split to form the Free-Soil Party </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: to keep slavery out of the Western states </li></ul><ul><li>Slavery now becomes an important political issue </li></ul>
  7. 8. Whispers of War <ul><li>The Southern states began talking about seceding or breaking away from the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Such an event would lead to a bloody civil war </li></ul><ul><li>Civil war: A war between people of the same country </li></ul>
  8. 9. Compromise of 1850 <ul><li>Copy the chart from page 465 in your textbooks </li></ul>
  9. 10. Fugitive Slave Act <ul><li>1850 required all citizens to help catch runaway slaves </li></ul><ul><li>Suspects were not allowed to a jury trial </li></ul><ul><li>Act was very hard for Northerners to accept </li></ul>
  10. 11. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  11. 12. Uncle Tom’s Cabin <ul><li>Harriet Beecher Stowe, New England woman </li></ul><ul><li>Showed the evils of slavery and the fugitive slave act </li></ul><ul><li>Popular in the North </li></ul><ul><li>Southerners objected to the book </li></ul>

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