Nullification Controversy Between 1828 And 1830

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Register to read the introduction… Active "Calhounian" nullification created problems between conflicting interests of the state and the federal governments. This was primarily used against the tariff of abominations which earned southern animosity for Adams, as well as sparked the nullification crisis. South Carolina hosted a state convention which resulted in voting to nullify the Tariff of 1828 and to forbid the collections of duties in the state. Jackson saw this as treason and sent a warship to South Carolina. Jackson even produced a force bill when congress intervened, and battle seemed unavoidable Barely quelling the violence but solving the problem, Clay had to come up with another bill which was a compromise in which the tariff would be reduced to pre-existing levels over an amount of …show more content…
(Doc D) Opposition to annexation of Texas occurred because of avoidance to the problem of Texas being a free or slave state. The Wilmot Proviso provoked huge controversy about the status of the land gained after the Mexican War, the bill would be called upon and debated on furiously for decades to come. Popular sovereignty began to appear in some alternate plans for deciding slavery in the Louisiana Territory. Polk's plan, which proposed to extend the slavery line in the Missouri Compromise to the pacific, aroused further debates for the North and the South. California and New Mexico raised even more questions about the implementation of popular sovereignty and the admissions of a free state upsetting the Senate balance. Around this time, even moderate southern leaders were beginning to talk about …show more content…
Compromise of 1850 promoted California as a free state, territorial governments in Texas with slavery, abolition of the slave trace in D.C., and a new and improved fugitive slave law. (Doc E) The compromise passed provisions by provisions, it was a precarious compromise, only temporarily upholding an uneasy truce. Kansas-Nebraska Act was one of the most divisive acts of the century, the act provided that Kansas and Nebraska were allowed to choose their slavery status as a state by popular sovereignty. However, when southerners demanded more, a new clause was added, repealing the Missouri Compromise. Because many northerners upheld the Missouri Compromise with great efforts, when the act was ratified, it caused immediate, sweeping consequences. The act divided the northern Democrats and destroyed the Whig party and the two factions later formed the Republican Party, which consisted of people against the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Bleeding Kansas was a series of events that precipitated after the Kansas-Nebraska Act, when the popular sovereignty was implemented. It aroused several controversial events, including the famous John Brown's Pottawatomie Massacre as well as the brutal conflicts between the Topeka "free staters" and the established pro-slavery legislation. The aftereffects of the Kansas-Nebraska act contributed to the Civil War and the emergence of northern and southern suspicions. The

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