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H6 Essay Review


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H6 Essay Review

  1. 1. Tariffs  North 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.
  2. 2. Missouri Compromise  Involves Missouri and Maine  Missouri came in as a slave state, and Maine came in as a free state.  39 parallel was the Missouri southern border.  Anything above was free.  Anything below was slave.
  3. 3. Compromise of 1850  Involves California  California came in as a free state, and the South received the Fugitive Slave Law.  Georgia Platform supported this compromise, and anything that would keep the Union together.
  4. 4. Kansas-Nebraska Act  Involves 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 fought
  5. 5. Dred Scott Case  Dred Scott sued his master saying he should be free because he lived in a free state.  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.
  6. 6. Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, KansasNebraska Act  All of these were compromises.  The Kansas-Nebraska Act cancelled out the other two.  All of these laws were passed by Congress.  All of them had to do with deciding what new states would be free and what new states would be slave.
  7. 7. Nullification  Worcester v. Georgia was how Cherokees could cancel out state law.  Supreme Court said yes, Andrew Jackson said no.  South Carolina wanted to cancel out tariffs.  Andrew Jackson said no, we’ll attack you, and then later, we’ll lower the tax.
  8. 8. Alexander Stephens  Congressman, Vice-President of the Confederacy, Senator, Governor of Georgia  Opposed secession, supported slavery  Created the Georgia Platform that supported the Compromise of 1850
  9. 9. Election of 1860  Abraham Lincoln was elected.  Lincoln wanted to stop the spread of slavery.  South was afraid he would stop slavery all together.  Southern states left one right after the other.