Antebellum

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  • Debate over slavery
  • Slavery is immoral not to mention unnecessary and should be removed from the soils of this country!
  • This was the heated argument between the North and South over slavery.
  • Say what you want city slicker but down in the South where America exists, slavery is very necessary and not immoral!
  • States Rights & Nullification
  • This was the crisis of states rights and nullification
  • The Federal Government must stay the strongest!
  • Your"Federal Government" will bring an end to the cotton industry
  • Missouri Compromise/ Compromise of 1850 & Georgia Platform
  • The Missouri Compromise was good, but it looks like the Compromise of 1850 is our only choice.
  • It seems, like Georgia will have to accept the Compromise of 1850 even though we lose power
  • This was when Georgia decided to support the compromise of 1850.
  • The Missouri Compromise is unconstitutional and the Kansas Nebraska Act will replace it. Secondly, you do not have the right to sue as a slave.
  • The North believed that slavery was unecessary and not morally correct. The South's economy was heavily dependent upon slavery and the removal of slavery would negatively impact the overall economy of the south. These differing views led to hay conflict between both sides.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act & Dred Scott case
  • States rights are the amount of power a state government has in making decisions. Some issues related to states rights was a state's rights to own slaves and southern states believing that they should have the power to decide what is best for their state. The nullification crisis was a major tariff dispute that occurred in the 1830's. The North supported higher tariffs to prevent cheaper products from coming in and damaging the domestic industry. As a result, Great Britain retaliated and placed a high tax on cotton which hurt the profit of southern cotton farmers. House of representative decided to renew the tariff, the South retaliated and South Carolina threatened to secede.
  • Election of 1860 & debate over seccession
  • I, Abraham Lincoln am the president of the U.S.A.
  • The Missouri Compromise established that the 36 30 parallel line would decide whether or not slavery was allowed in a state. If the state was north of it, it would have to be free, and if it was south of it, it would have to be a slave state. The Compromise of 1850 occurred when California was admitted as a free state and in turn, the North agreed to pass the Fugitive Slave act which stated that any runaway slave would be returned to their owner if found. The Georgia Platform was the decision of Georgia to accept the terms of the Compromise of 1850
  • Significance of Alexander Stephens
  • The Kansas Nebraska act allowed for the people in their states to choose for themselves whether or not they wanted slavery for their state. This act repealed the Missouri Compromise. The Dred Scott case occurred when a black slave named Dred Scott argued for his freedom in court because his master died while they were in a free state. The Supreme Court ruled that he was not a person and could not sue another person.
  • The Dred Scott decision angered abolitionists and led to further hostility between the North and South
  • WHAT!!??
  • During the Election of 1860, the candidate for the Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln won. His platform was to prevent the expansion of slavery so many people in Georgia were nervous for the future of the South. Eventually, the General Assembly of Georgia voted to secede form the Union.
  • The election of Abraham Lincoln tore the nation apart and started the Civil war.
  • This Man is preposterous and is not going to be Georgia's President!
  • He was Okay
  • Alexander Stephens was a U.S. congressman, Governor, and senator for Georgia. He helped with the compromise of 1850 and the Kansas Nebraska act. He believed in slavery but was against secession. Despite this, he was elected to the position of Vice President of the Confederacy because of his strong and experienced background.
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