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1 Civil War Foldable

2 Causes Slavery- not a necessity in N (not reliant on a cheap, reliable workforce). Buy agricultural products cheap>make into finished products= $=wages for workers South=economy based on agriculture. Agriculture is heavily reliant upon uncontrollable forces: weather, prices reliant upon customer demand and amount of availability. Therefore, farmers do not always make a profit. Many live on credit and in debt.

3 State’s Rights- rights not designated for the fed
State’s Rights- rights not designated for the fed. gov’t is maintained w/in the state. Ex. Slavery-not addressed in const. therefore choice of state. Sectionalism-belief your areas are better than anyone else’s

4 legislation Missouri Compromise
Problem which occurs: Missouri wanted to enter the Union bka United States Missouri wanted to be a slave state. This would cause an imbalance of power in Congress between free and slave states Solution: Maine enters as free state and Missouri enters as slave state

5 2. Congress drew imaginary line across southern portion of Missouri (slavery would not go past)


7 The Compromise of 1850 Cali. wanted to enter the union Problem- balance of free and slave states would change Solution: North benefits-1. California enters as free state 2. slave trade ended in District of Columbia 3. Texas would not annex New Mexico

8 South’s Benefits- 1. New Mexico & Utah would decide whether they wanted to be slave or free (popular sovereignty) 2. residents of District of Columbia could keep the slaves they already had (just couldn’t import more) 3. Congress passed a law 4 runaway slaves to be returned to their owner (fugitive slave act)

9 Kansas –Nebraska Act Created by Stephen Douglas Areas of Kansas & Nebraska would practice popular sovereignty Problem- Missouri Compromise did not permits slavery north of Missouri’s southern boundary Response- free soilers (against slavery& wants land to be given to western settlers for farming) and pro slavery (4 slavery)

10 Fight violently bka Bleeding Kansas
Result- 1.Congress rejected Kansas’ bid for statehood 2. Southerners realize northern votes alone could keep slave states from the Union

11 Dred Scott Decision Dred Scott is slave from Missouri Scott’s owner takes him from Missouri to Illinois to then to Wisconsin Scott returns to Missouri and claims he is a free black How? He lived in a free state Action- took owner to court (Supreme Court)

12 Outcome- 1. illegal to sue/go to court; Scott is a slave and slaves are not citizens (slave codes) 2. Congress did not have the right to stop slavery in territories (based upon the repealing of the Missouri Compromise in 1854) Affects north & south- further divides the north and south and pushes them closer to war

13 Election of S.C. declares if Republican Abraham Lincoln wins presidential election, they will secede. Fear-Lincoln will outlaw slavery. SC secedes on Dec. 20, 1860 followed by GA on Jan. 19, 1861 Alexander Stephens spoke first in favor of remaining in Union, but later becomes VP of Confederacy.

14 2.Which of the incidents described touched you the most? Why?
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” Clairmont Press h/o book. Students answers the following questions 1.Based on the story, write 5 adjectives that would describe Harriet Jacobs. 2.Which of the incidents described touched you the most? Why? 3.Which incident do you think caused her the most emotional pain? Why? 4.Which of the punishments described do you think was the most cruel? Why? 5.Do you think there are nations in the world where this type of cruelty still occurs? Why and where? In your opinion, how can it be eliminated?

15 Let’s Compare south North 9 million (3 ½ slaves)
Strong well-trained army & navy No $ or industry Est. functioning gov’t Familiar territory Attempting to reunite by force Thought to be a short war

16 Similarities of Soldiers
Under age of 21 (13-21) Lower economic groups Do not really know about war until fighting begins Want to be a hero

17 Rations Both sides depend on food found in woods, taken from farms, or sutler wagons

18 Confederate or Union Kentucky Maryland Missouri
Tennessee Georgia S.Carolina Alabama Louisiana Mississippi Virginia Florida West Virginia Pennsylvania Delaware North Carolina Texas Arkansas


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