A Nation Divided Comic Strip

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  • The Wilmot Proviso was designed to eliminate slavery within the land acquired as a result of the Mexican War.
  • We want to design something to eliminate slavery!
  • The Compromise of 1850 defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848).
  • We southern states strongly believe in having slaves, and we will fight the war in opposition to abolishing slaves.
  • We northern states have never approached the slave numbers in the south.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed each territory to decide the issue of slavery on the basis of popular sovereignty. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30´.
  • I have decided to allow people within the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.
  • Abraham Lincoln is best known for preserving the Union and bringing an end to slavery, and for his unique character and powerful oratory, Lincoln is thought of as one of the greatest American presidents.
  • I, Abraham Lincoln, have been elected as the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency.
  • By: Raphaella Egas & Celina Barbosa (Period 7)
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