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In 1850 New York City was closely involved with the well-being of the south
In referring to Santa FE in 1850 Professor deena Gonzales uses the story of gertrudes Barcelo to illustrate opportunities available in the time of transition
As the battle over the expansion of slavery intensified in the 1840s, if Senator Louis cass of Michigan proposed the doctrine of popular sovereignty a measure that would allow the people who settled in the territories to decide whether they wanted slavery
If to reunite their party the whig strategy in the presidential campaign of 1848 was to run a military hero and remain silent on the issue of slavery
Southerners feared the admission of California as a free state because they would lose the balance of power in the U.S. Senate
In the video Professor Michael holt supports the view that the compromise of 1850 averted a civil war for a decade
As part of the compromise of 1850 the fugitive slave act placed the force of the Federal gov’t behind southerners seeking the return of runaway slaves
Harriet Beecher stowe’s uncle tom’s cabin (1852) influenced northerners’ attitude toward slavery because it was a compelling novel and a vehicle for stirring moral indictment of slavery
As results of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska act the nation address the rise of the new two-party system
When the first territorial legislature in Kansas met it enacted proslavery laws and prompted the organization of a rival gov’t
In the 1857 Dred Scott decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott would not claim violation of his constitutional rights because he was not a citizen of the United States
In the video Professor Richard blackett observes that the events of the mid- 1850s radicalized many northerners
in the mid- 150s Abraham lincoln’s search for a political home was based on his opposition to the extension of slavery in the united states
Abraham lincoln’s “house divided” speech was important because it helped him emerge as a national opponent to Stephen douglas
Seeking to capitalize on the central issue of the debates, slavery and freedom, Stephen a. douglas tried to depict Abraham Lincoln as an abolitionist and color-blind egalitarian who loved blacks
The precise objectives of john brown’s assault on harpers ferry, Virginia, in 1859 remain hazy, but most believe he wanted to initiate a slave insurrection
Democrats meeting in Charleston, south Carolina, in 1800 to choose a presidential candidate wound up splitting the party into southern and northern wings
The slave states of the upper south were not as quick to secede from the union after lincoln’s election because they simply did not have the same stake in slavery as did the states in the deep south
In the video, several historians state the view that some kind of conflict between the sections seem certain to happen
In the video, professor james mcpherson refers to lincoln’s choice of action regarding fort sumter as a stroke of genius
Typically, northerners viewed secession as an attack on the best government on earth and a sever challenge to the rule of law
When considering the wartime leadership offered by Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson davis, a central irony emerges in that Abraham Lincoln brought little political experience to his presidency yet rose to the occasion to become a masterful leader, while Jefferson davis, a season politician, proved to be a relatively ineffectual chief executive
In the video, professor gary gallager states that the key to victory in the civil war for each side was maintain the support of the civilian population
The first battle at manassas (or bull run), in july 1861, is significant because it demonstrated that americans were in for a real war, one that would be neither quick nor easy
After the battle at Shiloh church, tenessee, in april 1862, general Ulysses s. grant gave up all idea of saving the union except by complete conquest
When the civil war broke out, president Lincoln chose not to make the conflict a struggle over slaver because he doubted his right to tamper with the “domestic institutions” of any state, even those in rebellion
In the video, professor james oliver Horton points out that the emancipation proclamation focused the war on the south’s attempt to preserve slavery
The most African americans, the civil war was a struggle to overthrow slavery and gain racial equality
The confederacy’s efforts to centralize its government and production facilities encountered resistance in the south’s traditional values of states’ rights and individualism
Strikes by workers in northern industries calculated to improve wages during the civil war rarely succeeded
“digital history” opens up new opportunities for students to become historians
Vicksburg, Mississippi, was an important military objective for the union because seizing it would allow the union to divide the confederacy
General Robert e. lee invaded Pennsylvania in june of 1863 for all of the following reasons except to engage grant’s army in a final showdown
In the Gettysburg address, president Abraham Lincoln framed the civil war a s a test of American principles
He strategy employed be the union forces in 1864-1865 was one of coordinated offensives
The purpose of general William t. Sherman’s march from Atlanta to the sea was to demoralize the civilian population
The death toll from the civil war was almost equal to the death total from all wars in which the united states has engaged
All of the following contributed to Lincoln’s reelection in 1864 except massive voter registration of northern blacks
In march of 1865, as the confederacy was close to defeat, Jefferson davis proposed the final desperate strategy of having slaves become soldiers
In the video, professor Richard blackett observes that for black Americans the reconstruction era began as a period of hope
In the attempt to establish a reconstruction policy after the civil war Lincoln rejected the “10 percent plan”
After the civil war, African Americans believed that ownership of land was a moral right and was linked to black freedom
The black codes were essentially an attempt to subordinate blacks to whites and regulate the labor supply
“Redeemers” were southern democrats who wished to restore white southern control to the south
The role of the Supreme Court in reconstruction could be summarized as a reactionary agent which undermined reconstruction
The compromise of 1877 essentially spelled the end of the reconstruction and the republican commitment to the civil rights of African Americans
All of the following were innovations featured at the centennial exhibition in 1876 except radio
In 1876, Mexican Americans in the santa fe region were suffering an erosion of status
In 176, all of the following characterized san Francisco except heavy damage from an earthquake
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