Noah Hartje: Read project for Social Studies.
Updated: 11/7/2018
Noah Hartje: Read project for Social Studies.
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  • Compromise of 1850 -Popular Sovereignty
  • Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin-1852
  • This compromise was created and taken away for multiple reasons. First, this was admitting Missouri as a slave state, but they had to add Maine as a free state to keep the balance of free and slave states. Second, the 36 30 Latitude' Line was made to stop the spread of slavery, and it stated that any state above this line will be free and anything under will be slave. Finally, three later the compromise was declared unconstitutional and replaced by the Kansas Nebraska Act. To sum it up, these are the reasons why the Missouri Compromise was created and destroyed.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854/ Bleeding Kansas
  • Pro-Slavery
  • Anti-Slavery
  • The Fugitive Slave Law made it harder for a slave to become free. First, this law made it to where every marshal and police had to help  capture the runaway slave. Second, if any person didn't help aid the person with the capture they could be fined $1,000 or six-months in jail. Third, the slave owners had a description of the slave so they could be identified. To sum it up, these are the reasons why the fugitive slave act made it harder for the slaves to become free.
  • Dred Scott Decision of 1857
  • There are many reasons why Uncle Tom's Cabin helped get rid of slavery. To start, the book showed how evil slavery was. Second, the book showed how unfair the Fugitive Slave Act was. Finally, Stowe sold 310,000 copies in one year in the U.S. and over 2 million worldwide. To conclude, these are the reasons how Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin helped end slavery.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858
  • The Kansas Nebraska Act had a bunch of layers. First, the act was created so Kansas and Nebraska could decide if they would abolish or allow slavery in the state. Next, pro-slavery people from Missouri and anti-slavery people came from Maine to vote for their side of slavery. Last, so many people were dying from all of the controversy so it got a nickname,"Bleeding Kansas." As you can see, the Kansas Nebraska Act has a lot of meat to the story.
  • The Dred Scott decision had a lot of controversy for what happened. To start, Dred Scott was going to court to become a free slave. Second, he was denied citizenship and the Supreme Court Voided the Missouri Compromise. Finally, as a result of the Supreme Court denying Dred Scott of freedom. This was another reason that started the Civil War. In conclusion, the Dred Scott case was very controversial for many reasons.
  • The Lincoln and Douglas debate was a long debate about one topic. First, the first person would talk for an hour, the other person would talk for and hour and a half, and the first person would come back for 30 minutes. Second, the whole debate was about the huge topic of slavery. Finally,  Douglas was debating for re-election and Lincoln is debating for Douglas's seat as a Republican. As you can see, these are the reasons why the Douglas and Lincoln debate happened.
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