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Summary of the Civil WarThe 1800s were a tumultuous time for the United States of America At that timethe south was typically slave and the northerners were traditionally for freedom Theslave states of the south and the abolitionist in the north were quarreling and thegovernment recognizing that made efforts to stop or delay the civil war In 1819 Missouriwanted to enter the Union a slave state At this time the 22 states of the Union weredivided evenly 11 slave and 11 free Northern states were afraid that if Missouri enteredas a slave state it would give the south a majority in the senate Southerners argued thatsince the north had a majority in the House of Representatives that it was only fair thatthey had a majority in the senate Then in December 1819 three northern counties ofMassachusetts broke away and asked to be admitted to enter the Union as a freestateMaine This made the Missouri Compromise possible The Missouri compromisesaid that Missouri would be a slave state and Maine would be admitted as a free state it also said that any state in the Louisiana Purchase north of Missourissouthern border would be a free state This action delayed a deadly confrontationbetween the North and the South at least for awhile Then in 1828 congress raised the tariff on imported goods In the south they didnthave very much industry so they had to import most of their good so the tariffs wereunpopular their One state that protested this action by congress Since the North hadmore industry the South felt that congress was protecting the North by raising thesetariffs South Carolina was the strongest protester of these tariffs South Carolinasupported John C Calhoun who said that a state could nullify or veto a national lawwithin its own boundaries In 1832 South Carolinas state legislature declared the tariffacts of 1828 and 1832 null or void They went even further by saying that if thegovernment tried to make them
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