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  • Dred Scott Case The Decision
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    The Dred Scott Decision There have been several cases in the history of the Supreme Court that have had a powerful impact on both the highest court of the land and the history of the United States. The Dred Scott decision can definitely be included in this category of monumental cases that changed the course of American history. Until this decision, the Supreme Court had a flawless reputation. Its prestige and credibility were beyond reproach. This high regard for the Supreme Court made people o...
  • Texas Annexation Treaty
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    Anthony Jones. King History 171 A October 31, 1997 WESTWARD EXPANSION The movement of people that has resulted in the settlement of America is one of the most fascinating and significant topics in the history of the United States. Nowhere else has an area of equal size been settled as a result of the initiative of small groups and individuals. Westward expansion helped stimulate the American economy. The first organized migration to California originated in Platte County, on the far western fron...
  • Issue Of Slavery In The Territories
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    An Impending Crisis The Missouri Compromise provided for the admission of Maine into the Union as a free state, the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, and the removal of slavery north of Missouri. Importantly, this compromise reaffirmed the principle established in the Northwest Ordinance that Congress could, if it chose, prohibit slavery in the territories. While the Northwest Ordinance excluded slavery from the unorganized region of the nation west of Pennsylvania and north...
  • Tensions Between North And South
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    The Causes / origins of the Civil War Until the 1840's, the tensions between North and South remained relatively contained. The issue that started the tensions between the North and South, was the issue of the expanding of slavery. In the North, was the increasingly powerful abolitionist movement, and in the South, came a newly militant defense of slavery, and from the West, came a series of controversies that would ultimately tear the fragile union apart. Another tension was when David Wilmot o...
  • American Party After Many Northern Delegates
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    For the presidential election of 1856, the Democrats nominated James Buchanan and John Breckenridge, the newly formed Republican party nominated John Fremont and William Drayton, the American [or Know-Nothing] party nominated former president Millard Fillmore and Andrew Donelson, and the Abolition Party nominated Gerrit Smith and Samuel McFarland. Buchanan started his political career as a state representative in Pennsylvania, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1821, appointed m...
  • Form Mexico
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    1 a) Manifest destiny a New York journalist named John L. O'Sullivan neatly captured this sense of mission when he coined the phrase. 1 b) Gadsden Purchase - United States purchase of southern New Mexico and Arizonafrom Mexico for $10 million in 1853.1 c) Wilmot Proviso proposal of 1846 that slavery not be allowed in territory acquired form the Mexican War. 2 a) John C. Fremont - Explorer military officer and politician. 2 b) Joseph Smith - founder of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sai...
  • Terms Of The Wilmot Proviso
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    David Wilmot David Wilmot was born in Bethany, Pennsylvania, on January 20, 1814. Wilmot received his academic education in Bethany and in Aurora, New York. He was later admitted to the bar at Wilkes barre, Pennsylvania, in 1834. He soon began practice at Towanda, where he afterward resided. He was first brought into public notice from his support of Martin Van Buren in the presidential race of 1836. He helped to found the Republican Party and was a Republican Senator from 1861 to 1863, filling ...
  • Slavery In Federal Territories
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    Question I: Evaluate the significance of the multiple causes of the Civil War. Answer I: The Civil War was caused by a myriad of conflicting pressures, principles, and prejudices, fueled by sectional differences and pride, and set into motion by a most unlikely set of political events. In the days of the American Revolution and of the adoption of the Constitution, differences between the North and the South were dwarfed by their common interest in establishing a new nation, although sectionalism...

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