It was illegal for slaves to learn to read and write.
Only abolitionist leaders wrote books about slavery
Books about slavery were not as popular as other books.
Slaves were not willing to write about the horrors of slavery.
To allow slavery in Missouri until 1850.
To allow slavery in Maine, but not Missouri.
To maintain a balance of slave and Free states.
To return slaves captured in Free states to slave states.
Owning slaves was forbidden in Washington, D.C.
Slavery was permitted in the new state of California.
Importation of slaves in all American ports was declared illegal.
Runaway slaves had to be returned to southern owners.
It admitted Missouri to the Union as a free state
It created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska
It allowed slavery north of Missouri's southern boundary
It changed the requirements necessary for a territory to become a state
National laws are always more important than state laws.
The national government has no right to tell states how to operate.
States can only pass legislation on issues set out in the U.S. Constitution.
D. Disputes between states should always be settled by the national government.
The Supreme Court ruled that, slaves were required to register when they moved states.
The Supreme Court ruled that slavery was not a legal right of the southern states.
The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not stop slavery in the territories.
The Supreme Court ruled that slave owners had to be reimbursed for slaves who escaped on the Underground Railroad
the Dred Scott Case
The Election of 1860
The Missouri Compromise
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Great Lakes states
Pacific Coast states
Jefferson Davis, the president
Lyman Hall, the secretary of state
Alexander Stephens, the vice-president
William Sherman, the commander in chief
He was upset at the election of Lincoln and wanted to leave the Union immediately.
He wanted to remain part of the United States and promised to leave the South if it did not.
He was happy about the election of Lincoln and wanted a final solution to the slave issue
He felt Georgia should stay in the Union and fulfill its obligations to the United States and the US Constitution and fix the problems from within the current form of government.
Compromise of 1850
Slavery throughout the United States