Class Notes (807,350)
Canada (492,715)
POL203Y5 (48)

civil rights.docx

9 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto Mississauga
Political Science
Peter Loewen

Oct 1415 Civil RightsThe protections that governments secure on behalf of citizensDistinct from civil libertiesSlavesCitizensBy and large slaves were not citizensThey were denied the voteThe framers had avoided conict over slaves in the early years of the republic HowThe Constitution prohibited the regulation of the slavetradeIn 1807 a new law prohibited the importation of slaves This was not vigorously opposed in the South WhySlaves were considered property denied others the rights to votecompromise made at founding Dont have the ability or will to abolish slavery At the time of revolution idnt have moral thought and contradiction on another Only till 1807 slavery but cant import not opposed by south Georgia Maryland Virginia this move wasnt opposed banning importation their property increased why Not fundamentally essential to the colonies in the south due to the economy Until the creation of the cotton gin tool gets around the problem of getting seeds out Eli whitney signals incentive created the tool Technology and commercial demand increasedthe demand for slavery1790 700000 slaves 1850 3 million How could a technology increase the demand for labour 1830 34 million produced 1850 285 million produced 50 pounds of cotton in one dayof slaves increased kidnapping free slaves bad to kidnap free slaves slaves owned by people if not owned courts came to conclusion they are not a person Birth turning people into property again economy cheap fabric because you have more labor it made the south very wealthy Off the AgendaThe peculiar institution was protected in the Senate How North bigger population than south why protect in senate equal representation in the senate This could only maintain as long as there was a balance between slave and free states Same number of southern states and north maintain the institution Threat Western ExpansionSome believed and hoped that slavery would wane as the South became less prominentThe South wanted to maintain a balancebetween slave and free stateMissouri proved the testing ground Push for Missouri in South North didnt want this more slave statesThe Missouri CompromiseNeeds to admit a free statethe same time Compromise 1820 admits Machitiusis as well red line above that no slave states Missouri compromise line each state admitted would be free could lead to end of slaveryCompromise of 1850In 1849 California applied for admission to the Union This would throw off the Souths ability to usetheir power in the Senate to veto legislation Compromise allow California to enter butrequired passage of the Fugitive Slave Law Thus the South lost its veto power But the Supreme Court would give South a new means to maintain slaveryTerritory of California applied for admission throw off the south to use their veto Caolfirnia below line but asked not to be a slave state Fugitive Slave Law enter free states to take back former slaves compromise to let California in south looses veto supreme court passes law
More Less

Related notes for POL203Y5

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.