|Section Review Questions and summary
1. What did the Compromise of 1850 really do to the American society?
The Compromise prohibited slavery and the ownership of land that was taken away as a consequence from the Mexican War in 1850.
2. In James D.B. De Bows Review it was sought to believe that it endorsed the commercial development and agricultural diversification, which mainly trigged the native Southerners to depend solely on the Northern because of their well know reputation of bankers and industrial men who were solely look towards pro-change. On they other hand the southerner based their economy on the plantation system, which for the moment seemed to be of lesser advancement and innovation. Southern planters had all their capital invested in plantations as well as slavery, restraining their ability to engage in commerce and manufacturing activity. Nevertheless, the traditional system of the southern people had a very positive impact in the perception of their people, who believed that the values in traditional rural ideas were something to be looking forward to.
3. As the anti-slavery movements increased in the North, the Southerner where starting to adopt a more defensive stand on these issue. They were taking more strong positions towards the idea that the Negros were an inferior race. Southerners started to control the flow of information coming in to their system especially the one related to the aspect of the abolition of slavery making it a more closed society. In 1883 southerners had their last important meeting about slavery, the result of this event was to limit even more any efforts towards freedom for the slaves. Between the years 1836 1844 the gag rule was passed through the House in which restrained any possible discussion that arose on any issues pertain to slavery during any session that was held. As a result of this John C. Calhoun enunciated what was known as the concurrent majority which stated that the only thing that could save the South form the North was the cration of a dual presidency; which would allow the Southerners to rule as a independent majority.