CHAPTER 18: RENEWING THE SECTIONAL STRUGGLE
The Popular Sovereignty Panacea
Mexican Cession, Fire-eaters
What were the advantages and disadvantages of popular sovereignty?
Political Triumphs for General Taylor
Why was the Free-Soil party formed? Was it important? Explain.
Did the California Gold Rush make people rich? Explain.
Sectional Balance and the Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman
"The South was in a politically weak position in the 1850's." Assess this statement.
Twilight of the Senatorial Giants
Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster
What effect did Webster's speech have?
Deadlock and Danger on Capitol Hill
William H. Seward, Higher Law
How did William Seward contribute to the tension between North and South in 1850?
Breaking the Congressional Logjam
Compromise of 1850
What factors led to the acceptance of the Compromise of 1850?
Balancing the Compromise Scales
Explain the quote, "No single irritant of the 1850's was more consistently galling to both sides...."
Defeat and Doom for the Whigs
What was important about the election of 1852?
Expansionist Stirrings South of the Border
William Walker, Commodore Matthew C. Perry
Explain the Ostend Manifesto, and what consequences it had.
The Allure of Asia
Treaty of Wanghia, Caleb Cushing, Commodore Perry
Is China or Japan more important to American trade today?
Pacific Railroad Promoters and the Gadsen Purchase
What was the reason for the Gadsen Purchase?
Douglas's Kansas-Nebraska Scheme
Stephen A. Douglas
Why were northerners so opposed to popular sovereignty?
Congress Legislates a Civil War
What were the effects of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
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