From Compromise to Conflict

Report
From Compromise to Conflict:
The Crisis Unfolds
TCI’s History Alive!
COMPROMISE OF 1850
• California admitted as a free state (NORTH)
• New Mexico & Utah territories opened to slavery
(SOUTH)
• slave trade banned in Washington, D.C. (NORTH)
• strict Fugitive Slave Act adopted (SOUTH)
DRED SCOTT v. SANDFORD (1857)
DECISION
• African-Americans are not citizens, but
property protected by the 5th Amendment
• Dred Scott remains a slave under Missouri law
• Congress cannot ban slavery in any territory
• the Missouri Compromise is unconstitutional
the election of Abraham Lincoln
↓
Southern Secession
Abraham Lincoln’s refusal to
accept Southern Secession
↓
the Civil War
“preserve the Union”

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