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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a slavery debate of the 1800s unit of a standard Civil War and Reconstruction course. Topics covered include:
- The Missouri Compromise of 1820
- Outcomes of the Mexican-American War
- President Fillmore's Compromise of 1850
- Important figures in the abolitionist movement
- Causes and effects of 'Bloody Kansas'
- The Dred Scott v. Sanford decision
- John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry
1. Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820
In 1819, Missouri applied for statehood, threatening to tip the balance of senatorial power in favor of the slave states. Find out how Henry Clay resolved the matter for the next 30 years.
2. The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso
The controversial Mexican-American War lasted from 1846-1848. In this lesson, discover how the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo expanded the southern part of the United States all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
3. President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850
Following President Zachary Taylor's death, Millard Fillmore took office. He supported the Compromise of 1850 that added new states from the Mexican cession and attempted to resolve long-standing controversies over slavery.
4. Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery
The abolitionist movement spanned decades. Although slavery did not end peacefully, great Americans like William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe were some of the driving forces behind the anti-slavery movement.
5. Bloody Kansas: Causes, Effects and Summary of Events
The events in the Kansas territory were a microcosm of the violent forces shaping the United States in the decade of the 1850s, forces that would ultimately lead to a disintegration of the Union itself. This lesson details what has come to be known as Bleeding Kansas and its impact on the issue of slavery.
6. Dred Scott v. Sanford: Case Summary & Decision
In this lesson, we will explore the famous Dred Scott v. Sanford Supreme Court case. We will learn about the case's background, the court's findings, and the impact of this landmark decision.
7. John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry: Fighting Slavery
John Brown was a man of strong convictions - so strong that he was willing to fight, to kill, and to die for them. These abolitionist beliefs led him from Kansas to Virginia, where he would pay the ultimate price. This lesson tells that story.
8. David Walker the Abolitionist: Biography & Quotes
In this lesson, you'll learn about David Walker, an African-American man who was against slavery. You'll learn about his life and written works that showcased his belief in the abolition of slavery.
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe: Summary & Themes
Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel, ''Uncle Tom's Cabin,'' is credited for winning millions of Americans to the anti-slavery movement prior to the US Civil War. Stowe's novel is a story of cruelty and hope, of faith and despair, and of humanity in the face of inhumanity.
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- Causes of the Civil War: Help and Review
- War Campaign Strategies in 1862: Help and Review
- Civil War Events of 1863: Help and Review
- The Build Up to the War's End: Help and Review
- The Defeat of the Confederate Army: Help and Review
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