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  1. Missouri compromise
    • An agreement put forth by henry clay for
    • Missouri to enter the union as a slave state and Maine to enter the union as a free state.

    36' 30' line

    Mexican American War
  2. Compromise of 1850
    • Serves of 5 bills to save off sectional disputes
    • CA is free state
    • NM an UT popular sovereignty
    • Fugitive Slave Act**
    • TX cede lands to Mexico
    • Slave trade abolished in DC
  3. Fugitive Slave Act
    • Stipend from the government
    • People sold into slavery even after free
    • Positive thing for the South
  4. Kansas Nebraska Act
    • KS and NB could decide whether they would
    • allowed slavery in their state
    • Repealed MO compromise
    • Senator Stephen Douglas
    • Border ruffians come in to help decide the outcome of the state votes for free or slave
  5. Slavery continued past the date in the constitution because:
    • cotton gin
    • industrial revolution
    • continuation of slavery passed in 1807-1808
    • Westward expansion
  6. Status of Blacks after 1812
    • slaves decide to support the brits
    • 2 all black units in NY
    • Navy was the only branch that blacks could serve in
    • brits just made the slaves that fought with england during war of 1812 slaves again even though they promised freedom
  7. What percentage of the south owned slaves?
    25%
  8. What were the two types of slaves on a plantation:
    • House servants
    • field hands
  9. Ways that slaves rebelled:
    • played stupid
    • self mutilation
    • destruction of farm tools
    • sambo image
    • runaway
    • learning--knowledge is power!
    • suicide
    • murder master
  10. Abolitionist movement before 1831
    • fad
    • not large scale
    • only 2% of New england were abolitionists
  11. Why did the urgency abolitionist message change after 1831:
    • nat turner rebellion
    • abolitionist literature
  12. Freedom's Journal
    • Cornish and Rosserm
    • early literature
    • both african american
  13. Walker's Appeal
    uses parts of the constitution to make arguement against slavery
  14. Fredrick Douglas
    • powerful speaker
    • comes to the north
    • The North Star
  15. William Lloyd Garrison
    • people are more persuaded by him since he's white
    • published The Liberator
    • Creates the American-Anti-Slavery Society
  16. Stages of the Abolitionist Movement
    • Passive
    • Action
    • Violence
  17. Passive Abolitionist Movement?
    literature
  18. David Ruggles
    • From norwich
    • helped 600 slaves escape
    • out of new york
  19. Calvin Fairbanks
    • White
    • Went to Jail
  20. John Brown
    • harpers ferry
    • bleeding kansas border ruffian
  21. Causes of the Civil War
    • Sectionalism: belief that one part of the US was more important than the other
    • Expansion of slavery in the West: disturbed the balance
    • Slavery: underlying factor but the explicit reason for the war
  22. Why didn't Lincoln want to free the slaves immediately?
    • didn't want the north thinking that the only reason for fighting was for slavery--he would lose their support
    • afraid that if he let the slaves go then he would have to care for them
    • job competition
  23. Fremont
    tried to emancipate the slaves without Lincoln permission during the civil war
  24. Butler
    • confiscated the slaves from the south they are "contraband of war"
    • he wasn't freeing slaves technically
  25. Confiscation Act
    • First One: any slaves that aided the south were free
    • Only act during the civil war that explicitly freed the slaves
  26. 3 reasons why lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation:
    • wants to throw the south into a state of turmoil
    • he needs a new rallying cry in order to keep up the dying support to keep the union together
    • keep england out of the war
  27. emancipation proclamation and Britian
    • There was a naval blockade in the south by the north
    • The brits wanted to break the blockade in order to trade with the south.
    • The brits had freed their slaves. If they wanted
    • to join the south then everyone would look at the brits and say “they support the slaves!”

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