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Pgs. 282-287.  Industry and Immigration in the North  Railroads, industry, telegraphs, immigrants  Opposed slavery  Competition for jobs (slaves would.

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2  Industry and Immigration in the North  Railroads, industry, telegraphs, immigrants  Opposed slavery  Competition for jobs (slaves would get it over them)  Agriculture and Slavery in the South  Rural (small farms and plantations)  Relied on agriculture  Used rivers to transport…not railroads  Population grew slowly compared to the North

3  Wilmot Proviso  Proposed by David Wilmot (Dem. Congressman)  Said slavery should not exist in any land acquired from Mexico.  South  Said slaves were property and therefore were protected under the Constitution.  Said that Congress had no right to limit slavery in any state.  Passed in the House but not in the Senate

4  Statehood for California  Constitution forbade slavery  Southerners upset because it fell in the slave territory according to the Missouri Compromise.

5  31 st Congress opened with arguments  Northerners wanted to end slavery  Southerners accused the North of not following the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793  Threats of Southern succession.  Clays Compromise  Compromise of 1850 (pg. 286)  California – free state  More effective fugitive slave act  New Mexico and Utah allowed popular sovereignty  Right to vote for or against slavery

6  The Compromise is Adopted  Senate refused Clay’s compromise  Stephen A. Douglas of IL tried again.  Tried to pass each item in the compromise separately instead of together.  New President Millard Fillmore supported the Compromise and helped pass it.


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