The Compromise of 1850 was a compromise proposed by Henry Clay regarding the future of slavery, especially in the territories acquired during the Mexican American War. This vital compromise delayed the Civil War for several years, and temporally extinguished the slavery issue. Despite the balance brought through the compromise neither North nor South was content with the compromise. Several speakers made speeches stating their opinions on the compromise, and their plan for the future of the country. Henry Clay’s speech on February 6, 1850, describes the great accomplishments of the United States and the necessity to resolve the territorial issue that threats to cause Civil War.
Conclusion The Missouri Compromise only led to a balance between slave-holding and slave-free states but failed to address the issue of slavery permanently. As evident in this paper, the Missouri Compromise was only meant to draw an agreement between the south and north instead of a solution. The failure of the north and south representatives to agree on gradual progressive emancipation in Missouri shows that a long-last solution could not be reached. Despite its, inadequacies, the Missouri Compromise marked a political change in the
The American Civil War was the bloodiest war fought on American soil. The Civil War was fought over whether or not slavery should be legal and continue in the U.S. Before the war was fought many compromises were made to prevent the war. One was the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 was the most efficient way to settle the conflict of the amount of slave states and abolitionist states in the senate after the Mexican American War. The abolitionist states outnumbered the slave states in the senate.
Free states got an advantage as well when it was enforced that slaves would also be counted as three-fifths of a person for tax purposes. This has infamously become known as the 3/5 compromise. However, the issue of slavery was never solved in the Great Compromise. Free states knew that the Southern states wouldn’t accept the Constitution if it took away their rights to own slaves. Because of this, the only ruling in the Constitution that dealt with slavery was the Fugitive Clause which enforced Free states to help recapture runaway slaves who had escaped their masters' states.
The Ku Klux Clan likewise believed that Caucasians have consistently held power throughout the world. This can be seen in,’ The experience of ages demonstrates that, from the origin of the world, this dominion has always remained in the hands of the Caucasian Race’. In essence referring to themselves as a more dominant and superior throughout human history. Conjointly apparent in the quote,’ Among those who have thus left on this globe indelible traces of their splendour and greatness, we find none but descended from Caucasian stock’. In considering this extract, it is obvious that The Ku Klux Klan firmly believed that autocracy was to be exclusive to their race and that other races were lesser and therefore should revere them.
The Missouri Compromise declared that all new states above the line would be establish as free states, and all states below the line would be establish as slave states. Unfortunately the compromise was very controversial because Missouri was admitted as a slave state despite it being above the dividing line. The United States westward
Breckinridge. President Lincoln was the president during the Civil War. When he entered office, seven states had already seceded from the Union, and the Confederacy had been formed. The Confederate constitution was drafted. When he read it, Lincoln denied that the states had ever possessed independent sovereignty as colonies and territories.
Lincoln believed that secession was illegal, and was willing to use force to defend Federal law and the Union. When Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender, he called on the states for 75,000 volunteers. Four more slave states joined the
Slavery was abolished in the year of 1865 when it became a part of the 13th amendment . Because of the abolishing of slavery, it created for a lot of discrimination and racism against people of color. In some southern and northern states did not agree with slaves begin freed especially Johnson. Because he did not agree it created for “moderates and radicals” to come together to pass black only laws. These black only laws returned some “freed slaves back to servitude”.