It S Spreading Jill Lepore

It S Spreading Jill Lepore

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History civil war project by Omar itani.

There are many causes to the civil war. I’m going to name a few of them. The ones that really sparked the civil war. I am going to inform you all the way from the Mexican revolution to Abraham Lincoln becoming our 16th president. Did you know the civil war had more American deaths than world war one and two combined? I bet you didn’t so now let me begin.

End of Mexican-American war
With the end of the Mexican War, America was ceded western territories. This posed a problem: as these new territories would be admitted as states, would they be free or slave? To deal with this, Congress passed the Compromise of 1850 which basically made California free and allowed the people to pick in Utah and New Mexico. This ability of a state to decide whether it would allow slavery was called popular sovereignty.

Tariff of abomination
In 1828 the U.S. Congress passed a bill putting high tariffs (government taxes) on imported goods. The measure was intended to protect the burgeoning industries of New England, where numerous factories had opened during the first three decades of the century and the manufacture of finished goods defined the region's economy. Congress figured that by placing high taxes on goods from other countries, Americans would buy American-made products. But southern farmers had come to rely on cheaper imported goods. Believing the 1828 legislation was overly protective of the nation's industrial interests, southerners dubbed it the "tariff of abominations." Vice President John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), from South Carolina, openly and strongly criticized the tax, pronouncing that any state could declare null a federal law it deemed unconstitutional. In response, Congress took measures to lower the tariffs, but not eliminate them. South Carolina remained dissatisfied with the legislation, and in 1832 the state declared the tariff act null and void. Further, it...

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