Legislation Leading Up To The Civil War Legislation Cause Provision Missouri Compromise (1820) the abolishment of slavery or Missouri was added a slave the expansion of slavery both state, Maine is a free state, no were expanding slavery Louisiana territory Effect It is a temporary fix Wilmot Proviso (1846 Should slavery be allowed. - 1848) It prohibits slavery in the new acquired territories from Mexico. It never come into law, increasing tension. Compromise of 1850 (1850) was to transfer a considerable part of the territory claimed by the state to the federal government a stricter fugitive slave law; California's entry into the Union as a free state; a boundary drawn between New Mexico and Texas, stopping slavery in its tracks; the outlaw of the slave trade in Washington a Fugitive Slave Law was passed, requiring northerners to return runaway slaves to their owners under penalty of law Fugitive Slave Act (1850) increasing pressure from Southern politicians, Congress passed a revised Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. Kansas- Nebraska Act (1854) Looking at all of these pieces of legislation… ● What is the major issue that we see being argued throughout this time? Why it is such a major issue? Legislation Leading Up To The Civil War ● Is there a possibility of a long-lasting permanent compromise? Why or why not? ● In your opinion, had the Civil War never taken place, do you think slavery would have lasted? Why or why not?