Chapter 20: Steps to the Civil War
A failed amendment making that would have made Missouri a free state.
An addition to a bill making all the territory received from the Mexican Cession free territory
An amendment creating fugitive slave laws
A bill condemning John Brown
Harriet Beacher Stowe
Washington D.C. abolished all slavery within its borders
California became a free state
The territory known as the Mexican Cession became slave territory
The U.S. Legislature passed new laws known as the fugitive slave laws
It allowed the people in the territories to vote if they wanted to be a free or slave state
It made both states slave states
It made Kansas and free state and Nebraska a slave state
It set all slaves in those territories free
The Supreme Court decided an African-American was not and never could be a citizen
The Supreme Court said the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional
The Supreme Court said that if a slave went to a free territory for five years they were indeed free.
They Supreme Court concluded that slaves or former slaves cannot file law suits in court
The say him as a hero
They respected him for fighting for what he believed in
They thought he would be a good replacement for Stephen Douglass
They feared him and his actions and thought he was a terrorist
Lincoln won by a landslide becoming one of the more popular presidents ever
The Democratic vote was split between two different democratic candidates
Lincoln became the first Republican president elected.
Lincoln won with none of the southern states voting for him
Most American disliked them
Northerners hated it and southerners were happy they got their slaves back
Both sides thought it was fair.
Only abolitionists didn't like it
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