He and Esperanza were in love with each other but could not marry because of the different classes. Miguel was very poor but he was hard working and caring. An example of how Miguel was a caring person was when he took all of Esperanza’s money orders from Mr. Yakotas shop and then left Los Angeles and went to Aguascalientes to bring the money orders so that Abuelita so that she can come to the United States. Esperanza is a dynamic character; she changed throughout the story from starting as a little spoiled girl to becoming a poor understanding and caring young woman. Although Esperanza was dynamic, Mama and Miguel were static characters.
The act made any federal official who did not arrest a runaway slave liable to pay a fine. This was the most controversial part of the Compromise of 1850. Another key factor to the start of the Civil War was the publishing of the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Once Lincoln greeted Harriet Stowe as, “so you’re the little women who started the civil war”. Many people that read “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” became abolitionist and helped fight against slavery.
In the process of helping enslaved African Americans a free African American named David Walker published a pamphlet that used religion as the base for attacks on slavery. The pamphlet was outlawed in the south, still, it reached a wide audience in the north. People were beginning to slavery as incompatible with the religious views after the Second Great Awakening. William Lloyd Garrison became the leading abolitionist. He created his own anti slavery paper called “The Liberator.” He used moral suasion to persuade reader that slavery was wrong.
For instance, the writer claims that the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin and its common predecessor who attacks the topic of slavery in order for the abolitionists to unite together and fight for the same beliefs, isn’t fair or moral since they were disrupting the peaceful state that the U.S was in and shifting the people apart even more. On the other hand, the other passage written by the Southern literary messenger of Richmond also opposed Mrs. Stowe;s tale but he/she had a very biased opinion towards the South so he/she just argued using his/her untrustworthy opinion and very little knowledge. For example, the messenger didn’t think that the author of the story should have put emphasis on the abolition actions since they didn’t deserve the attention and it was unfair for the South since they their opinions didn’t get noticed. 1) C-1 2) The Pro-Southern Court Speaks (1857) 3) Author: Roger Taney 4) Author’s Position: Against Dred Scott and his wish to become a free African American 5) Bias: The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has the authority to speak for what he favors and in this case, his bias leaned toward the South so he supported them by going against Dred Scott. The Court also must cancel the Missouri Compromise since it goes against the constitution so they couldn’t
These examples would explain how the lives of Southerners would be ruined and that the country would come to an end if slaves were freed. On page 22, Dew gave portions of a speech, by Governor John J. Petus of Mississippi that was given to the state legislature. In this speech he said, “Secession was the only way to avoid the blight of Black Republicans politics and free Negro morals”, he continued to say that if slaves were freed, Mississippi would become “a cesspool of vice, crime and infamy” (22). Petus was attempting to rationalize that the state would become a haven of criminals if slaves were freed. What he was more than likely concerned with was the idea of losing the vast revenue accrued from slavery, but he used scare tactics to get approval for secession.
Mary Karr’s The Liars Club is a memoir about Karr’s traumatic childhood and what type of impact her dysfunctional family made on her childhood. The reasons for the family’s problems stem from the grandmother, Grandma Moore. Grandma Moore always put pressure on Karr’s family, but most of all Charlie Marie. The pressure grandma Moore puts on the Karr’s mother breaks Charlie Marie down, among the pressure was criticizing every relationship Charlie Marie had ever been in. For example, Grandma Moore thought that only certain men were good enough for Charlie Marie, with that being said it just so happened that the one who is Mary Karr’s father was the one Grandma Moore disliked the most.
Because in my perspective, this contradictory proclamation seems to be a political propaganda to support only the whites. Today I stand, as a runaway slave who escaped the grasp of slave owners and harsh Fugitive Slave Laws presented in the Compromise of 1850. However, tension has finally reached a peak between the North and the South due to the secession in 1860. I believe that several key events from 1845-1861 caused all this turmoil and crashed the regional differences between the Union and the Confederacy together. Eventually leading to the outbreak of the Civil war in 1861.
Why were the fugitive slave laws strengthened in the 1850’s and how did they differ from the past? In the 1850’s the upper south states were losing a lot of their slaves because an increasing amount of them continued to run away. States such as Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky had this so called “frustrating issue.” Leading to the fugitive slave laws from the year 1793 to be strengthened. The laws of 1793 gave slave owners to go out and get their slaves that had ran away to other states. Escaped slaves had no rights, this included no right to a trial, no right to testify, and no guarantee of the legal requirement that a person brought before a court and not imprisoned illegally.
The northern states where anti slavery and the southern states were pro slavery. Because the south’s economic structure needed slaves for plantations and the north was more industrialized. slavery was frowned upon in the north .and in the south slavery was veiwed as a way of life .. As America expanded over time the two sides fought for power. Each side had their own beliefs about t slavery but no one could come to a compromise. Before the civil war abolitionists and activist in politics such as William Steward tries to expand the abolishing of slavery by saying s “the country is a theater that
Southern states believed that their way of life was being infringed, meaning that slavery was an important institution for their mainly agricultural based economy. The infringement of their way of life was what really caused the succession of the Confederate states and the Civil War. It has been said that the Civil War is the second American Revolution. In many ways, this statement is accurate. The American Revolution was fought because colonists felt the tyrannical government of Great Britain was abusing their authority, and directly affecting their way of life and happiness.