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17-1,2 Differences Obj. – Explain the attempts made at peace between the North and the South and why they began to fail.

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2 17-1,2 Differences Obj. – Explain the attempts made at peace between the North and the South and why they began to fail.

3 Why the Controversy? States in the New Territories Missouri Compromise applied to the Louisiana purchase, but what about the Mexican Cession?

4 New President Zachary Taylor

5 Zachary Taylor Supported by Whigs Louisiana slave owner Only opposition was from the Free Soil Party

6 What about Cali? Calhoun threatens (again) that the South will secede Call Henry Clay! – Now 73

7 Compromise of 1850 Cali is free Fugitive Slave Act Taylor is dead so Millard Fillmore signs the bill

8 Fugitive Slave Act Illegal to aid runaway slaves Slave owners saw them as property Ticked off Northerners

9 Kansas-Nebraska Act Stephen A. Douglas – Senator from Illinois Kansas and Nebraska would be open to Popular Sovereignty Missourians can jump the border to Kansas to vote (Border Ruffians)

10 Abolitionism Grows 1. Harriet Beecher Stowe – Uncle Tom’s Cabin 2. Dred Scott Decision – Chief Justice Roger Taney said slaves can’t sue in court 3. Bleeding Kansas – Brutal fighting between “free soilers” and “border ruffians”

11 John Brown Takes sons to Kansas to help the free soilers Lawrence, KS- Ruffians kill free- soilers At Pottawatomie Creek, Brown killed five border ruffians with swords in the night


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