Civil war

Civil war

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  • The Compromise of 1850
  • California
  • Yay now we're a free state in the Union!
  • Boo! This will upset the balance of free and slave states in the nation!
  • South
  • The Compromise of 1850: Fugitive Slave Act
  • Hey you over there! You come with me, and I'm going to bring you back to your slave owner.
  • Guess what? I don't care!
  • I'm not a slave!I have four children and a wife!
  • Kansas and Nebraska Act
  • Kansas 
  • We want to be a slave state!!
  • We want to be a free state!
  • Nebraska 
  • The Compromise of 1850 was when California asked to be a part of the free union which upset the balance of free and slave states. California did end up becoming a free state in the union.This compromise allowed territories to decide on slavery. In the Southwest you determine whether you want to be free/slave states based on voting.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act says that any runaway slave in the north can be recaptured and sent back to their slave owner. 
  • The Kansas and Nebraska Act was a bill that mandated "popular sovereignty" allowing people to vote whether they wanted free or slave slates, specifically in Kansas and Nebraska.
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