Events From 1820-1861 A Consequence Of The Missouri Compromise
Missouri requested to join the Union in 1819 as a slave state. The Missouri Compromise was a federal statute developed by Henry Clay. Leading up to the Compromise in 1820 a lot of friction was forming between pro-slavery and anti- slavery states. Congress trying to defuse the issue allowed Missouri become part of the Union as a slave state. However, it also placed a line between the north states and the south states. It placed a line in the Louisiana Territory. Anything north of the parallel 36°30′ north would be Free states. Missouri was the exception to the rule, therefor Missouri was a slave state.
The Missouri Compromise also led to the Kansas–Nebraska Act …show more content…
Jefferson proved to be right as the trial by fire known as the American Civil War came to pass. Discuss those firebells from early America to 1865. Be sure to define each of the firebells, analyze their effect on American culture and society and detail how the firebells you chose led to the Civil War.
Thomas Jefferson believed that slavery went against laws of nature, which is believed that all man regardless of race should have personal liberties. Jefferson never changed his views on slavery, even up to the day he died. Jefferson knew that if slavery wasn’t taken care of it would led to a race war that would be deadly, just like the revolt in Haiti in 1790. He also predicted that as long as the nation had a side that was for slavery and a side against, a civil war would emerge. He was …show more content…
The nation was becoming split, and many of it had to do with slavery. A book was published that showed many how slaves were treated, and how it was evil, and should be removed from our country. It was Harriet Beecher Stowe who published her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Stowe hoped that the book would open the eyes of the north of how slaves were treated. What she hoped for did happen. In 1862 when Stowe meet President Lincoln he was quoted to have said humorously, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this Great War.”
Although the war was on the brink back in 1820 with the Missouri Compromise was passed. If the Compromise was not passed many historians believed that the Civil War could have happened much sooner. Compromise kept the nation together even if it was short lived. However, the country started to fear that they would lose something if not acted on. The Compromise only postponed the upraising of the south. Many of the South still criticized the Compromise for it showed that the federal government could make laws that would govern