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  • The Slavery Debate
  • Our founding fathers would be very disappointed if they knew that we have slave states! Slavery needs to be abolished!
  • The states should have the power to decide for themselves whether they should have slavery or not, without and federal interference!
  • The number of slave states and free states needs to be equal!
  • The Missouri Compromise
  • We've decided to let Maine enter as a free state, and let Missouri enter as a slave state. Any new states above the 36,30 parallel wil be free. Any new state below will be a slave state.
  • Nullification
  • If you leave the Union, we will attack!
  • The most prominent cause of the civil war, the debate over slavery divided the country in 2 groups, pro-abolitionists, and anti-abolitionists. The issues slavery debate bled into other conflicts with states' rights, and more importantly, the Election of 1860. The major issue that basically swayed voters towards one candidate or another was slavery. The Republicans, Northern/ Southern Democrats, and the Constitutional Union each had their own views and opinions about slavery.
  • The Compromise of 1850, and all the drama it caused
  • If you all allow California to be a free state, we'll pass the Fugitive Slave Act.
  • The Missouri Compromise took place in 1820, when the Southern States became fearful of Northern States controlling the government. If the new state of Missouri was allowed in the Union, there would be more free states than slave states. This did not sit well with the Southerners. The compromise evened out the distribution by letting Missouri enter as a slave state, and letting the state of Maine enter as a free state. In an attempt to avoid any future disputes over slave states, a policy was set in place that required all new states above the 36,30 parallel ( the southern boarder of Missouri) enter as a free state. During the Dred Scott Case in 1857, The Supreme Court declared that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional , claiming that congress could not stop new states from being a free state or a slave state.
  • Georgia
  • Secession is a bad decision!
  • We should stay loyal to our southern neighbors!
  • We want Missouri to be a free state!
  • The Northern States were in favor of high tariffs placed on imported European goods. This did not sit well with Great Britain, so they decided to place high taxes on cotton imported from the south . This angered the southern farmers. When the Northern States voted to renew the tariff law, the southern states were angered even more, and South Carolina threatened to secede.
  • ALEXANDER STEPHENS
  • I like slavery, but not secession. :)
  • WE DON´T CARE ABOUT YOUR STUPID TARIFF LAW! WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE THE UNION!
  • The Compromise of 1850's purpose was to welcome the state of California into he Union as peacefully as possible. The agreement went as follows: California becomes a free state, and the Northern Sates will enforce the fugitive slave act. This all worked, until 1854 when the Kansas Nebraska Act was passed. this act destroyed the Missouri Compromise, and the Compromise of 1854. The act supported popular sovereignty, Violence soon erupted in Kansas. Kansas was admitted as a free state, but the country was left greatly divided.
  • If we accept the terms of this Compromise, the free states are going to have more representation in the U.S. Senate. -Alexander Stephens
  • The Georgian Generl Assembly had a heated debate about secession in 1861. Robert Toombs, and Joseph E. Brown were the secessionists among the assembly. The pro-Union was represented by Alexander Stephens. Georgia later seceded, and appointed Alexander Stephens as one of the representatives to Confederate Congress.
  • Alexander Stephens wore several hats. He served as U.S Congressman, Georgia Governor, U.s Senator, and the Vice President of the Confederacy. He was pro-Slavery, and anti-secession, but still supported Georgia once the state seceded.
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