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"Popular sovereignty" was the idea that
the people of a territory should determine for themselves whether or not to permit slavery
In the election of 1848, the response of the Whig and Democratic parties to rising controversy over slavery was
Platforms stressing both parties' clear differences with the antislavery Free Soil party
Forming an effective government in California was essential because of
The very large and unruly population drawn into the state be the discovery of gold
p. 403
The proposed admission of California directly into the Union was dangerously controversial because
California's admission as a free state would destroy the equal balance of slave and free states in the U.S. senate
p. 403
The existence of the "underground railroad" added to southern demands for
A stricter federal Fugitive Slave Law
p. 404
Among the notable advocates of compromise in the controversy over slavery in 1850 were
Henry Clay and Daniel Webster
p. 406
During the debate over the Compromise of 1850, northern antislavery forces were particularly outraged by what they considered the "betrayal" of
Daniel Webster
p. 407
Under the terms of the Compromise 1850
California was admitted as a free state, and Utah wasn New Mexico as slave states
p. 407
The final battle to gain passage of the Compromise of 1850 was substantially aided by
The Conversion of William Seward t the idea of compromise
p. 408
The greatest winner in the Compromise of 1850 was
the North
p. 408
One of the primary effects of the Fugitive Slave Law passed as part of the Compromise of 1850 was
A sharp rise in northern antislavery feeling
p. 410
The conflict over slavery after the election of 1852 shortly led to
The death of the Whig party
p. 411
Southerners seeking to expand the territory of slavery were especially interested in acquiring
Nicaragua and Cuba
p. 412
The primary goal of Commodore Matthew Perry's treaty with Japan in 1854 was
Opening Japan to American trade
Northerners especially resented Douglas's Kansas-Nebraska Act because
It repealed the Missouri Compromise
p. 416