They even elected their own president, Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis wanted to secede from the Union peacefully, but the problem of federal property arose. Forts were federal property, but the South would not give them up easily. Since the Harpers Ferry raid, Southern states began to prepare for battle knowing that there was much tension between the North and South. They saw that the North would do anything to get rid of slavery.
As this would ruin the balance between Slave states and Free states in the Senate, Henry Clay proposed the Missouri compromise. This arranged it that while Missouri was admitted as a Slave state, Maine was also admitted as a free state. It also created an imaginary line along the 36o latitude, where slavery was allowed below it but prevented above it. However they limited themselves by only applying the Compromise to lands gained in the Louisiana purchase. This led to conflict after the Mexican war in which America gained new territories in the West.
Second, the land that was won during the Mexican-American War they would divide into two territories. Third, the slave auctions would be banned in the nation 's capital. Fourth $10 million in compensation would be received by Texas. Fifth the fugitive slave laws would be would be getting much tougher by the federal government. The compromise of 1850 was opposed both sides of the slave-states, this disturbed president Zackery Taylor so he opposed the bill
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There is a common misconception that the American Civil War was fought only over slavery, when in fact, there were several other reasons for why the War Between the States was fought. With the end of the Mexican-American War, America had received western territories from the Mexicans as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This land was obtained in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in exchange for 15 million dollars. Now, this is a problem with the Americans because they have the decision whether or not to make these states free states or slave states. In order to ease the talks surrounding what to do with this new land, Congress passed the Compromise of 1850 that made California free and allowed the residents to decide whether or not Utah and New Mexico would be considered to be a free or slave state.
At the time of his proposal, Clay planned for the Compromise to solve all the current issues of the nation immediately. Instead, his solution created more problems. Following the Mexican War, the North and South squabbled over t... ... middle of paper ... ...as a free state and of the prohibition of slave trade in Washington D.C. The Compromise did very little to permanently diffuse sectional tensions, and the North and South turned to unavoidable war to settle their disputes. Works Cited Goldfield, Abbot, Anderson, J. Arsinger, P. Arsinger, Barney, Weir.
On December 18, 1860 Kentucky Senator John Crittenden, offered the Crittenden Compromise as a last ditch effort to end the Civil War. It, like many other compromises before it, tried to make a compromise between the North and the South about which United States territories should and should not have slavery. The Compromise of 1850, and the Missouri Compromise were two previous compromises that had been passed that dealt with slavery in the United States. The Crittenden Compromise proposed that the United States take the boundary between the slave states and free states that was set by the Missouri Compromise, and basically extended the line to California. The states below the line would be classified as slave states, and those above the line were classified as free states.
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There, he bought a General Store, which he later sold. He then attempted to start his political career with the Illinois General Assembly. His popularity grew, but he lacked connections and money, and lost. On April 21, 1832, Lincoln joined the Illinois Militia to serve in the Black Hawk War. Three months later, he was discharged.