Presentation on theme: "The main reason for the U.S. delay in annexing Texas was the"— Presentation transcript:
1 The main reason for the U.S. delay in annexing Texas was the controversy over the boundary of Texas and Mexicoopposition of Great Britain and Franceindependent spirit of the settlers in Texasopposition in Congress to adding slave statesopposition of the Mexican government
2 Which of the following was NOT a major consequence of the U. S Which of the following was NOT a major consequence of the U.S. war with Mexico?U.S. annexation of Texaslong-term Mexican resentment against the United Statessecuring Texas’ southern border on the Rio Grandeincreased sectional tensions over slaverycession of California and New Mexico to the United States
3 Sectionalism Intensifies How did slavery contribute to growing sectional tensions?10/27-28 Lecture
4 Mexican WarSome opposition to war b/c of concerns over spread of slavery.Wilmot Proviso (1846)Calhoun ResolutionsPopular Sovereignty
5 Compromise of 1850California’s application for statehood prompted another slavery debateHenry Clay
6 Debating the Compromise of 1850 Each group of 4 will receive excerpts from Senate speeches debating the Compromise of 1850.Henry ClayJohn C. CalhounWilliam SewardDaniel WebsterRead and discuss the speeches. Identify and evaluate the arguments presented.Divide paper into 3 sections (North, South, West). Use the speeches and additional knowledge to identify if/how sectional interests are reflected in the debate over the Mexican cession territory.
7 Compromise of 1850California’s application for statehood prompted another slavery debateHenry ClayNorth concessionsPopular Sovereignty in other statesFugitive Slave ActSouth concessionsAdmit California as freeAbolition of slave trade in Washington D.C
15 Slavery and Politics 1848 Pres. Election 1852 Pres. Election Cass (D)Taylor (W)Van Buren (FS)1852 Pres. ElectionPierce (D)Scott (W)1856 Pres. ElectionBuchanan (D)Fremont (R)Dred Scott V. Sandford (1857)
16 Lincoln Enters the Picture Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858)1860 Pres. ElectionDouglas (ND)Breckinridge (SD)Bell (CU)Lincoln (R)Some states pledge to secede if Lincoln wins
17 Slavery Map Identify the following on the provided map: Label the slave states/territories (as determined by tradition or the federal government) with a “S”.Label the free states/territories (as determined by tradition or the federal government) with a “F”.Label the territories whose slavery status was to be determined by popular sovereignty with a “PS”.Identify the 36’30” line
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