Give Me Liberty Chapter 13 Notes

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Chapter 13: A House Divided (1840-1861)
Thomas Crawford designed the capitol building with lady liberty on top.
This was an issue for many ppl: showed how nearly everything was in question now.
Fruits of Manifest Destiny
Continental Expansion
Ppl started moving west
The Mormons’ Trek
Went to modern-day Utah: founded by Joseph Smith (polygamy)
National boundaries meant little to those who moved West
The Mexican Frontier: New Mexico and California
Mexico achieved independence from Spain in 1821, issue of slavery arose.
Mexico could now trade w/ the US!
Californios - Mexican cattle ranchers
By 1840, it was already linked commercially w/ the US
The Texas Revolt
Mexican gov, in order to develop the region, accepted an
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This case happened 2 days after Buchanan’s inauguration
Three questions were addressed:
Could a black person be a citizen and therefore sue in federal court?
Did residence in a free state make Scott free?
Did Congress possess the power to prohibit slavery in a

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