Imagine a being in line to vote for non-slavery in the newly established state, Kansas, right before the voting house became overfilled with southern voters voting on slavery. The Kansas-Nebraska act allowed the people of the Kansas and the Nebraska Territories to vote on whether the state is a non-slave or a slave state. The Kansas Nebraska act should have never happened because it overturned the Missouri compromise, violence broke out in kansas, and southern voters illegally voted in the kansas voting. One of the main reason why the Kansas-Nebraska act should have never happened is because it overturned the Missouri Compromise which was made official in 1820. For example, “To win southern support, Douglas proposed that slavery in the new
Due to the rulings of the court, it became regarded that by banning slavery in certain territories, the Missouri Compromise was very unconstitutional due to the fact that it would be taking away the private property possessed by the slaveowners, which was against the Bill of Rights. With the compromise be rid of, slavery was allowed in any territory, which meant that all states were to be considered “slave states”. The people of the Northern states were enraged by this decision. Friction between Northerners and Southerners grew dramatically and would cause the Civil War to take place, eventually ending slavery in the United States. With that being said, the Dred Scott case decision had very much influenced the future of slavery in
In the case, the Supreme Court ruled that “all people of African ancestry could never become citizens of the United States and therefore could not sue in federal court,” according to Africans in America. Buchanan also encouraged some federal judges to agree with southern judges in the case, convinced that a proslavery decision and final ruling would end fighting in Kansas and other violence that has erupted around the issue of slavery. Because of Buchanan’s support and interference in the case, the nation became even more
By the 1850s the Constitution, originally framed as an instrument of national unity, had become a source of sectional discord and tension and ultimately contributed to the failure of the union it had created as can be seen by, Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Acts of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott Decision. During the Compromise of 1850, the Northern states had prohibited slave trade and California was admitted as a free state. However, the Southern states permitted slave holding and had no slavery restrictions in Utah or New Mexico territories. The Fugitive Slave Acts of 1850 said that all runaway slaves have to be returned to their masters, however, the problem with this is people would go to free states and
The divided opinion amongst the Justices illustrated the divided nation (Scott v. Sandford 1875). When the Dred Scott case came to the Supreme Court, the nation was in a time of great divide, with pro and antislavery groups arguing about whether new states should enter the nation as "slave" states, where slavery was legal, or "free" states, where slavery was illegal. The nation was on the verge of violent conflict over the issue and Congress was too divided to do anything (Pearson Education Inc. 2005). This argument was heightened by the establishment of the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which had some territories enter the nation as slave states and others as free states (Independence Hall Association 2013).
With the emergence of Jackson as President, the Union evolved from the First Party System to a Second Party System. Like with the unity between the states, Republicans had also lost their unity; thus forming the Second Party System. This was where more and more people were getting interested in politics and wanted involvement in the political system due to competing views on issues. This created a Jacksonian Democratic Party and a competing Whig Party, led by Henry Clay. The split from a once party system to a two party system represents the first steps of the Union falling from nationalism to
During Dred Scott vs. Sanford (1856), Chief Justice Taney stated that “The words “people of the United States” and “citizens” are synonymous terms” and “The question before us is, whether the [people of African ancestry] compose a portion of this people.” He answered his own question with “We think they are not, and that they are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word “citizens” in the Constitution.” In 1787, the Constitution was written. “We the People” at the time were elite white males. It didn’t include colored, Natives, women, or impoverished people.
This decision angered both northerners and southerners. The North was upset due to the decision, which declared that black Americans didn’t count as citizens, which made no effort in the abolition of slavery. The South’s issue was that the majority of their state population was African American, and would give them less representatives if they did not count as citizens, or people in general. This affected the election of Abraham Lincoln, which led to the South’s succession and the start of the
Politically, the Northern and Southern states fell apart again slavery and the slave trade as the main player in causing this division. In the early 1800s, a higher percentage of the Northerners belonged to the Whig party, while most of the Southerners were Democrats. By the 1850’s and beyond, the Whig party was no more and a new party, the Republican Party emerged and most of the Northerners now became
The Supreme Court presiding over the Dred Scott case was mostly Southerners who feared that the South was in grave danger. Given this fact, it was no surprise that the Supreme Court ruled against Scott, stating that as a Missourian slave, Scott was not a citizen and so not afforded the rights due to a citizen, including the right to sue for his freedom. As a second measure, the Supreme Court also decreed that Congress had no constitutional right to ban the movement of private property, or in this case slaves, from any territory or state. Buchanan's mistake was that he interfered. Before his inaugural speech, Buchanan learned that the Supreme Court’s decision was going to be in favour of the South.
Between 1800 and 1850, western expansion played a major role in the sectional tensions between the North and South in America. Most of this would stem from whether or not new territory would be free or slave states. Later on, there would be compromises in place to alleviate the tension but disunity between the North and South was very prevalent. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase from the French got a rise out of the New England Federalist party.
The end result of the Dred Scott decision was Chief Justice Roger Taney 's decision that Congress did not possess the jurisdiction to stop slavery from spreading into other territories, even if they were considered free. Even worse, any free Black could now be allowably forced into slavery. Being forced into slavery was also seen as being beneficial to the free Blacks. Instead of reaching a decision as President Buchanan had hoped, it had started a rapid expansion of the conflict. This rapid expansion over the issue of slavery eventually led to the Civil War.
Closing Statement The reason we’re here is because of a drone and a medical report. “Skyler Reed was injured” is the only concrete fact that all accounts have stated. Everything else is conflicting, and so the defense has come here to prove that it was not the drone that caused Skyler to fall, but an unrelated series of unfortunate events.
Chris McCandless was in his early 20’s, he was the kind of that guy that wanted to learn and experience life without all of the material things. He wanted to be independent from his parents and friends so Chris did something that would be insane for most of us humans but to him, it wasn’t. He went into the wild of Alaska for months, in fact, McCandless even thought he could make it out alive at the end of his journey. As a matter of fact, he was known as being a risk taker and enjoyed being out and about in the nature side of the world. Many would believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to purposely kill himself; however, I myself believe that McCandless did not do it purposely.
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