#31  

Cross Currents 

#31  

Cross Currents 

 

#40   Controversy        ch 13

    Zachary Taylor wins election of 1848

Watch President Taylor 7 min video:

Bear Flag Revolt
   1.  California falls into American hands
   2.  led by John C. Fremont, Commodore Sloat

Last Update: November 2, 2016

OK PASS Objectives

 

Gold discovered @ John Sutter's saw mill   

California Gold Rush
49ers  -  gold seekers in California  

                                                                       Watch Gold Discovered in California "The Most" 5min video

 



  Watch Donner Party 3min video

Many immigrants came to seek gold

 

Most went Bust!!
California entered the union in 1850; 31st state.

 

 

Sectional Differences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilmot Proviso


       Slavery shall not exist in land gained from Mexico

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War  / Reconstruction era.

OK PASS Objectives

Content Standard 1:

1. Examine the economic and philosophical differences (e.g., sectionalism,

abolition,

between the North and South

The Compromise of 1850

Watch Daniel Webster 2 min video

    1.  California admitted
         as a free state

    2.  Organize rest of
          Mexican Cession

popular sovereignty: voters of a territory decide on slavery
    3.  Texas cede land for
          10 million

    4.  Slave trade prohibited
         in D.C.

    5.  New fugitive slave
         law passed

Signed by President Filmore to keep the
status quo .

Watch Fugitive Slave Law 3 min video or
12 Years a Slave Capture 8min video

 

 

OK PASS Objectives

Content Standard 1:

2. Trace the events leading to secession and war (e.g., the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act,

 

 

Summer of 1850

President Taylor dies

 

 

Watch President Filmore 3.5 min video:
    
 Millard Fillmore  
President 1850-1852

 

 

The Problems with Slavery
    1.  Social / humanity problem obviously wrong
    2.  Discouraged immigration and skilled labor
    3.  Slavery caused the South to develop more
        distinct social classes
        1. plantation owners, 2. white yeoman farmers, 3. slaves
    4.  Slavery was costly for plantation owners.

Who were the "Fire-Eaters"? p 269

radical Southerners who advocated the South's leaving the Union as the only way to preserve the Southern way of life.

What did we learn today?

How did California fall into American hands ?


How did the Compromise of 1850 try to maintain the status quo?

 

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War  / Reconstruction era.

1. Examine the economic and philosophical differences (e.g., sectionalism, popular sovereignty, states’ rights debate, nullification, abolition, and tariffs) between the North and South, as articulated by Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun.

   

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Mexican War map: http://www.iraqeraveterangibill.com/images/map.gif