T. Jeff said, “In the gloomiest moment of the

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
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
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
You also need to complete 16.2, or shut
I will not accept any questions; failure
to comply will result in a class wide