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