T. Jeff said, “In the gloomiest moment of the revolutionary war, I never had any (fear) equal to what I feel from this source…We have a wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him nor safely let him go.” Identify the “wolf” What is the meaning behind this quotation? Discuss: What does the following quotation mean? “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided (A. Lincoln, 16 June 1858.)” Today, I will be able to explain the various views of slavery in the West and the goals of the Compromise of 1850. Yesterday, we took the 14.3/14.4 and distributed the chapter 16 reading and homework 16.1 Quiz 16.1/16.2 will be on Tuesday 1820: No slavery above 36 30’ Maine free state; Missouri slave state Proposed by David Wilmont, PA Wilmont was not anti-slavery (an abolitionist) Wilmont and other northern politicians felt that “slave power” was increasing and the President (Polk) was willing to fight for the interests of slave states. Our country after the War with Mexico (Mexican Cession) Cali enters as a free state Mexican Cession territory is divided into Utah and New Mexico territories, slavery would be decided by popular sovereignty. Slave trade is ended in D.C. Enacted a strict “Fugitive Slave law” Settled the border dispute between Texas and New Mexico. People in the state or territory will decide whether they would be a free or slave state/territory. This would be decided by popular vote. Required all citizens to assist and capturing slaves or face jail/fine. Judges received $10 for sending an accused runaway to the South and only $5 if they were set free. This agitated many northerners because now they felt as though they were part of the slave system. Compromise of 1850: California was admitted as a free state; Utah and New Mexico would get to exercise popular sovereignty; Slavery in D.C. is outlawed; a strict fugitive slave act was passed to make the South happy. Kansas/Nebraska Act: Nebraska split into 2 territories: Both territories would exercise popular sovereignty You need to turn in 16.1 now, or shut up! You also need to complete 16.2, or shut up! I will not accept any questions; failure to comply will result in a class wide punishment.