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California p.2

  1. 1. California: A history part. 2- "The Fight for slavery in california", By James m. MCphersonBy: twyla gollery<br />
  2. 2. The dilemma <br />As a result of the Mexican- American war, the U.S. expanded by a third. <br />This put into question whether this new territory would be a free one or if people could have slaves there<br />It also put into question which people had the rights to allow this issue to go one way or the other<br />Both Southerners and Northerners argued why having slaves or not having slaves would be better in California particularly<br />
  3. 3. Slavery: Good or bad for California<br />With the discovery of gold in California, people from around the world traveled there for a chance to become rich<br />Gold miners decided among themselves that if slaves were allowed into California they would have to compete with them for the gold.<br />Some of the southerners had brought with them their slaves, and they believed that slaves were the most productive way to mine gold<br />
  4. 4. A free state<br />Once California was announced as a free state in the 1850's, the south became desperate to find another slave state to offset California<br />The filibusters tried to invade other places such as Cuba and Baja California<br />None of their efforts had any success<br />The South also lost their campaign to make Kansas a slave state<br />While this was going on Minnesota and Oregon became free sates<br />
  5. 5. The Filibusterers<br />People who wanted slavery and still persisted even after California was announced a free state were known as filibusterers<br />The word filibuster comes from the Spanish word filibustero, which means that unusual tactics are used to prevent the adoption of a measure that is favored by most<br />In this case the filibusterers fought still for slavery in California <br />

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