Please use the Foner video on the Fugitive Slave Clause and the short clip on the Compromise of 1850 to answer the following question:
- South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860 with other states following shortly afterwards. Consider if and when secession was inevitable. Using the videos referenced above, do you think additional compromise between the North and South was possible after the Compromise of 1850? Why or why not? Answer in 1-2 well-developed paragraphs referencing both videos (and the text as necessary.)
- South Carolina Declaration of Secession http://www.americanyawp.com/reader/the-sectional-crisis/south-carolina-declaration-of-secession-1860/ (Links to an external site.)
Based on the document, why did South Carolina secede? List AT LEAST 3 reasons with a brief explanation of each.