7 Issue: #1 The Compromise of 1850 It is Congress is in an uproar over California and slavery. You will need all your skills as a compromiser to settle this conflict and keep the nation from flying apart…
8 Map of the United States showing the Compromise of 1850 Fugitive Slave LawCreated a strongerslave lawfor slaveholdersDaniel Webster on secession: Due to this compromise, many southern states talked of secession…“Secession! Peaceful Secession! Your eyes and mine are never destined to see that miracle… I see it as plainly as I see the sun in heaven – I see that secession must produce such a war as I will not describe.”California was admitted into the Union as a free state… this would please the NorthThe territories of New Mexico and Utah would be organized as territories open to slavery… this would please the SouthSlave trade, not slavery, was abolished in Washington D.C.
9 Aftermath of The Compromise Issue # 2After the Compromise of 1850, What factors prove to bring out the true feelings of the U.S. on slavery?
10 Poster warning the colored people of Boston to beware of slave catchers
16 Issue # 2 The Dred Scott Case The Supreme Court is considering the case of Dred Scott, a slave who is suing for his freedom. Consider the arguments on each question in this difficult case. Then come up with a decision you can all live with…
17 Portrait of Chief Justice Roger Taney 3. Congress (Federal Govt) has a responsibility under the Constitution to protect property rights… which, in this case, is slave owners.1. Scott could not sue for freedom in federal court because he was NOT a citizen2. No African American, whether free or slave, could become an American citizen3. The 5th amendment says “property” cannot be taken from people without “Due Process.” If Congress bans slavery in territories, the effect is the same as taken property away from slave owners.
18 The formation of the Republican Party Issue # 3How did the formation of the Republican Party ultimately cause the split of the Union?
22 SecessionIssue # 3It is the end of Lincoln has just been elected president. The slave states are talking about secession (leaving the union). Your job is to find some compromise on slavery that will prevent civil war.
24 The Civil War Begins 1. 2. UNION CONFEDERCY Abraham Lincoln (Republican) became president causing South Carolina to SecedeThe Firing on Fort Sumter, a fort occupied and controlled by the federal government, in a Confederate state