Road to Civil War

Charisse and Anonda

Manifest Destiny- the widely held belief in the uS that american settlers ere destined to expand throughout the continent

Significance- It caused the US to expand across America westward

The Impact- The south wanted the western states to be slave states and the Northern states wanted them to be free

Fugitive Slave Law of 1850- it mandated that states to which escaped slaves fled were obligated to return them to their masters upon their discovery and subjected persons who helped seaway slaves to criminal sanctions

Significance- It separated the north and the south even more because the northerners felt as though it wasn't fair that the slaves that were free or free blacks could get taken back to bondage

Impact- it drew the south and north apart because the south was trying to increase slavery and the northerners wanted to abolish it

Uncle Toms Cabin- Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War", according to Will Kaufman

Significance- Practically started the Civil War

Impact- it caused the civil war. Lincoln went to the author Harriet Beecher Stowe and said that she single handedly start the civil war

Kansas & Nebraska Act- created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing white male settlers in those territories to determine through popular sovereignty whether they would allow slavery within each territory

Significance- allowed each territory to decide the issue of slavery on the basis of popular sovereignty. Kansa with slavery would violate the Missouri Compromise, which had kept the Union from falling apart for the thirty-four years

Impact-Caused settlers and entrepreneurs to want to move to the Nebraska area by the early 1850's.

Dred's Scott descision- A controversial ruling made by the Supreme Court in 1857, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. Dred Scott, a slave, sought to be declared a free man on the basis that he had lived for a time in a “free” territory with his master.

Significance-It negated the doctrine of popular sovereignty.

Impact-Brought tension surrounding the issue of slavery in the United States

Transcontinental-A train route across the United States, finished in 1869. It was the project of two railroad companies: the Union Pacific built from the east, and the Central Pacific built from the west. The two lines met in Utah

Significance- It connected the west and the east

Impact- it increased the economic system

Reform Movements

Antislavery Movement-A major abolitionist movement in the North that oppose slavery

Significance-  it tried to abolish slavery

Impact- abolitionist movement that employed risky and radical tactics to bring an end to slavery

Women's Rights Movement- A movement to secure legal, economic, and social equality for women, also called the feminist movement. It has its roots in the nineteenth-century women's movement, which sought, among other things, to secure property rights and suffrage for women.

Significance- Soon after women got the right to vote it gave other groups of people the idea that they could speak out and start there own movements

Impact- Gave women a voice

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