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North v.s South

1840s to 1860s

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3 out of 5 slaves in the South were counted towards the population count for the state, giving that state more representative in Congress. ⅗ Compromise (1787)
⅗ Compromise (1787) 3 out of 5 slaves in the South were counted towards the population count for the state, giving that state more representative in Congress.
Missouri Compromise (1820) Allowed Missouri to be admitted as a slave state and Maine to be admitted as a free state. As a result, there is still a perfect balance between slave states and free states.
Allowed Missouri to be admitted as a slave state and Maine to be admitted as a free state. As a result, there is still a perfect balance between slave states and free states. Missouri Compromise (1820)
Compromise of 1850: Did 5 things N got California a free state slavery banned in Wash D.C. S got the Fugitive Slave law It also upheld popular sovereignty in Utah and New Mexico the people decided if they want slavery or not, settled a border dispute between Texas and New Mexico
N got California a free state slavery banned in Wash D.C. S got the Fugitive Slave law It also upheld popular sovereignty in Utah and New Mexico the people decided if they want slavery or not, settled a border dispute between Texas and New Mexico Compromise of 1850: Did 5 things:
Fugitive Slave Law (part of the Comp of 1850 Forced Northerners to turn in runaway slaves from the south or risk being fined or put in jail. People in northern states had never been forced to support the slave system like this and it made many very angry.
Forced Northerners to turn in runaway slaves from the south or risk being fined or put in jail. People in northern states had never been forced to support the slave system like this and it made many very angry. Fugitive Slave Law (part of the Comp of 1850
Kansas Nebraska Act (1854) Allowed people in Kansas and Nebraska to use popular sovereignty to decide if those states would be free or slave. Popular sovereignty is when people are allowed to just vote to decide on something.
Allowed people in Kansas and Nebraska to use popular sovereignty to decide if those states would be free or slave. Popular sovereignty is when people are allowed to just vote to decide on something. Kansas Nebraska Act (1854)
Dred Scott Decision (1857) This Supreme Court decision said that a slave that had escaped to a free state (Dred Scott) was still property and could be returned to the South. This decision was cheered in the South, but was hated by many in the North.
This Supreme Court decision said that a slave that had escaped to a free state (Dred Scott) was still property and could be returned to the South. This decision was cheered in the South, but was hated by many in the North. Dred Scott Decision (1857)
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