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
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