Slavery has been an ongoing issue since the 1600, until the real conflicted began in the late 1840s over slavery in certain territories. The Constitution only allowed the federal government to end the international slave trade, but it could not stop the institution where slavery was practiced. Nevertheless when it came to congress admitting future states into the Union the Constitution did not state whether or not if they would be slavery states. Which caused the Missouri crisis that ended in a compromise known as the Missouri Compromise of 1820. It determined if a new states would be a slave state or a free state by a line that laid between the two that went west toward unclaimed land. After the start of the Mexican-American War in 1846 David Wilmot created a party called the free soil it “introduced an amendment banning slavery in any lands won from Mexico” called the Wilmot Proviso. Wilmot Proviso ended in defeat while bring forward another compromise known as the popular sovereignty that came out of the Mexican cession the “concept that the settlers of a newly organized territory had right to decide (through voting) whether to accept slavery.” Once Taylor won the election of 1848 with the help of Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky propose...
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...ry. Cooperationists arose which were “southerners who advocated secession by the South as a whole rather than unilateral secession by each state.” One last compromise was made by Kentucky Senator John Crittenden called the Crittenden Compromise in 1861 to prevent secession and civil war, it would have extended the Missouri Compromise line west to the Pacific.” The compromise had fail and on March 1861, Lincoln’s inaugural address wanted to preserve the union therefore he called for cautious use of force to defend the federal forts that were not already with the Confederation. On April 4th a ship to the Charleston Harbor was order to resupply the troops, but before the ship arrived there on April 8th and 9th a Confederate authorities attack the fort. That attack on the fort was the beginning of the Civil War (total war) that involve the civilians as well as the troops.
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