Social Tension Dbq

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Emme DiPasquale Period 2 APUSH D’Amico The social tension between the North and the South had ultimately divided the United States in ways that threatened the Union. Seeking compromise, the United States went forth with the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850, but this did not prevent what began in 1861, the Civil War. Slavery was a large aspect to the reason of the split between the North and South, as the North disagreed with slavery and fought for it to end, while the South favored slavery and fought for it to stay in the United States. The Compromise of 1820, also known as the Missouri Compromise, was created to attempt to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states. Along with…show more content…
The most controversial bill was the Fugitive Slave Act. The Fugitive Slave act outraged Northern abolitionists as it led to enactment of Personal Liberty Laws to protect African Americans, writing of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and led to an increase in the activity of the Underground Railroad. The Kansas and Nebraska territories we set to decide to choose their own obligations on slavery, as they were above the “Thirty-Six, Thirty” line. After the bill was passed, the chances of unity were nearly unreachable. Slavery was a major conflict in the United States and overall divided what was once a united nation. Although the two compromises greatly attempted to make a change in America, a change for the better. These two compromises, despite the fact they attempted to fix the issue, ultimately made no resolution to the problem, but only stalled it and potentially made the issue
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