A Dividing Nation
Ordinance of 1787
- Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi = slave states
as a slave state = WHAT Union" = the govt and armies of the North)
would keep slavery fr spreading across all of the Louisiana Territory (Louisiana Purchase)?
3) would cause a stretch of slave states from the Mississippi to the Rocky Mts.
C) The Tallmadge Amendment
1) Representative James Tallmadge (NY) = decided to keep this fr happening
2) proposed an amendment to the statehood bill proposed
3) said that Missouri could join the Union = ONLY as a free state
4) Southerners in Congress went nuts!
5) wanted to know = what right Congress had to decide whether a new state should be slave or free
6) Remember: Southerners were for STATES' RIGHTS – NOT Federal Rights
7) said the ppl of each state should decide if it should be slave or free
D) Deadlocked Congress
- Senate: equal voting pwr
- defeated = in Senate
southern states fr the Union – and "civil war"
shouting, "Slave hunters – there go the slave hunters!"
morning in 1851
- 1854: two events furied Northerners = Ostend Manifesto and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
refuse to sell
state to the Union
aa) Senator Stephen A. Douglas ( Illinois) = introduced the bill in Congress
bb) wanted to get a RR built to California
cc) thought the project was more likely to happen if Congress organized the Great Plains into Nebraska
Territory and opened the region to settlers
(1cc) territory lay north of the Missouri Compromise (latitude 36/30)
slavery in the two territories
into the Kaw River
aa) fiery abolitionist
cc) 2 days after the Lawrence raid = Brown and seven followers invaded the pro-slavery town of
dd) drug five men suspected of supporting slavery fr their homes = hacked them to death w/swords
bb) Did his time in Wisconsin make him a free man?
bb) If so, was the Missouri Compromise a constitutional use of that power?
w/out due process of law – i.e. a proper court hearing
bring their slaves into that territory.
which brought on the Civil War) filled the air
(1aa) A reporter asked Lincoln whether he could support a compromise on slavery.
(2aa) Answer: He would not interfere w/slavery in the South and would support the Fugitive Slave
(1bb)Delegates attending a state convention voted that same day to leave the Union.
(2bb) The city went wild.
(3bb) Church bells rang and huge crowed filled the streets roaring w/approval.