Presentation on theme: " THE BIG QUESTION DURING THIS TIME WAS WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS MORAL FOR ONE PERSON TO OWN ANOTHER. BY 1819, SLAVERY WAS THE PRIMARY ISSUE IN AMERICA."— Presentation transcript:
THE BIG QUESTION DURING THIS TIME WAS WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS MORAL FOR ONE PERSON TO OWN ANOTHER. BY 1819, SLAVERY WAS THE PRIMARY ISSUE IN AMERICA
IN 1819, THE U.S HAD 22 STATES IN 1803, PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON BOUGHT A HUGE AREA WEST OF THE MS RIVER KNOWN AS THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE 11 WERE “FREE STATES”(DIDN’T ALLOW SLAVERY) 11 WERE “SLAVE STATES”(ALLOWED SLAVERY)
BY 1817, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WERE AGAINST SLAVERY. WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON PUBLISHED AN ANTI SLAVERY NEWSPAPER CALLED THE LIBERATOR.
AT THIS TIME, EVERYTIME A NEW STATE WAS TO BE ADDED, THE ISSUE OF SLAVERY AROSE. STATES WERE ALLOWED TO VOTE ON WHETHER OR NOT TO HAVE SLAVERY. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS FORMED TO OPPOSE THE EXPANSION OF SLAVERY. › THE DRED SCOTT DECISION RULED THAT SLAVERY COULD NOT BE BARRED FROM THE TERRITORIES.
POPULAR SOVERIGNTY EVENTUALLY LED TO CIVIL WAR IN KANSAS. (This was known as the Border War or “Bleeding Kansas”. › Popular Sovereignty: a vote by those living there.
MS supported the right for slave owners to take their slaves anywhere in the U.S. Some southerners began to believe that secession (withdrawal from the Union) was the only way to prevent the abolition of slavery.