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Popular Sovreignty
People of new territories can decide whether to be slave or free
Fugitive Slave Act
Part of Compromise 1850 said citizens should assist in the capture and return of runaway slaves.
Kansas-Nebraska Act
By Stephen Douglas
1) Inc. importance of Chicago w. railroad to NE (need Kansas and Nebraska to become states...gov't and territories)
2) Wants to be President (need southern votes)
The Know-Nothings
Name for the American Party
HATED immigrants (esp. Roman Catholics)
- Restrict immigration
- changes in naturilazation law (21 yrs)
- support only white native born PRotestants in politics
The Republican Party
1) hated slavery (not necessairly for moral values....JOBS)
2) Higher Wages
3) Protective Tarriffs
4) Transcontinental railroad
Nativism
Favoring native-born ppl over immigrants
Uncle's Tom Cabin
Anti-slavery book by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Election of 1848
Zachary Taylor v. Lewis Cass v. Van Buren

TAYLOR wins
Ostend Manifesto
Ppl in south wanted to take over Cuba so they could have slavery there
Tries to link slavery w/ expansion

DOES NOT HAPPEN
The Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay
- Texas would regain and w. comepnsation of 10 mil pay debts from Mexico
- New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona + Utah would be pop sovreignty
- DC, slave trade over
- California free state
- Fugitive Slave Act
Bleeding Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas)
Free soilers were attacked by pro-slavery
-REVENGE, J Brown attacks pro slavery forces
Dred Scott Case(issue, decision, implications)
ISSUE: DS believes he should be free
1) move to free states
2) owner dies
3) has money to buy freedom

DECISION:
a. DS is NOT free
b. Mis. Compromise is unconstitutional (no pop sov.
c. Under constitution africans are not citizens
d. slavery needs to be recognized in territories

IMMPLICATIONS:
a. rep and abolotinists furious
b. territories can have slaves
c. Africans = no rights
d. no more pop. sovreignty
Lincoln-Douglas Debates
- Railroad speeches
- Opposite men
- D...wants pop sov
- L..pts out flaws of alvery
- L...calls S. Douglas bad ideas
- Douglas wins
Stephen Douglas
- Senator from Ill
Millard Filmore
VP to Taylor
becomes pres after taylor dies in 1850
Zachary Taylor
Whigs nomination for 1848
Warer hero,, slave owner, no experience in politics
WINS
Dredd Scott
Slave man who tried to win his freedom
Abraham Lincoln
Republican
Wilmont Proviso
Never passed amendment
said slavery nor involuntary servitude shall esixt in any parts of the territories aquired from Mexico
Lewis Cass
Democrat nom for 1848
Election of 1856
Buchanant-Dem
Fremont-Rep
Filmore-American

Buachanat wins
Election of 1860
Southern Dem.-pro-slavery and pro Dred Scott decision
BRECKINRIDGE

Northern Dem.- Best way to deal with slavery: pop sovreignty
DOUGLAS

Const. Union Part- no real stand, stand for law of Const., preserving union
JOHN BELL

Republicans- opposed slavery
LINCOLN

LINCOLN WINS