The Union in Peril The sixty years after the Constitutional Convention



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Chapter 14



The Union in Peril


  1. The sixty years after the Constitutional Convention



  1. War with Mexico 1846-1848



  1. Spot Resolution



  1. Wilmot Proviso



  1. Supporters of “free soil”



  1. Martin Van Buren 1848 presidential campaign



  1. John C.Calhoun



  1. Gold Rush, 1848



  1. Compromise of 1850




  1. Doctrine of “popular sovereignty”



  1. Fugitive Slave Act



  1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 1852


  1. Kansas and Nebraska Act, 1854



  1. The Ostend Manifesto



  1. William Walker



  1. Know Nothings



  1. Abolitionism



  1. Liberty Party



  1. Republican Party (1856 presidential campaign)




  1. Bleeding Kansas



  1. Caning of Charles Sumner



  1. John Brown



  1. Polarization



  1. Dred Scott ruling



  1. Frederick Douglass



  1. Abraham Lincoln



  1. Harper’s Ferry Raid, 1859



  1. Election of 1860




    1. Lincoln

    2. Douglas

    3. Breckinridge

    4. Bell

  1. Republican Party platform



  1. Democrats



  1. Secession Conventions



  1. War for Union


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