The Coming Of Lincoln. How did the Kansas Nebraska Act undue the tradition of compromise that was illustrated with the Missouri Compromise & the Compromise of 1850? What was the platform of the Republican party? What did they want to remain free?. Immigrant Aid Societies. Bleeding Kansas-
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How did the Kansas Nebraska Act undue the tradition of compromise that was illustrated with the Missouri Compromise & the Compromise of 1850?
What was the platform of the Republican party? What did they want to remain free?
Missouri Border Ruffians (crossed and voted illegally)… passage of pro-slavery laws (gag rules etc.).
Rival capitals established with Lawrence being the free soil capital.
The sack of Lawrence- no deaths just vandalism
Pottawatomie Creek- response to the sack of Lawrence
Pro-slavery groups ramrodded a constitution through despite the majority of citizens not wanting Kansas to become a slave state.
Douglas (Northern Democrats- seen as a traitor to the South) vs. Buchanan (Southerners- doughfaces)
James Buchanan passes the buck to the Supreme Court to make a decision regarding slavery (Chief Justice was close to Buchanan).
Scott- 2 owners. 1st was very lenient and the 2nd dies. Original owners encourage Scott to sue for freedom. Went to free territory to be freed.
1.Is Scott free
2.Can Scott sue and be a citizen
3.Can property be banned in Missouri
African Americans can’t use the courts- not citizens (no legal rights).
Scott was a slave when sued in Wisconsin territory. Nullifies the Missouri Compromise
Slaves are property and property may be maintained in all of the territories
Leads to belief that “slave power” dominates all of the Federal government
Douglas up for reelection in the Illinois Senate.
House Divided Speech- opening shot
Attempts to corner Douglas as though supporting slavery expansion by backing popular sovereignty
Freeport Doctrine- Douglas’s position that slave codes could be outlawed by state legislatures (alienates Southern voters).
Lincoln was painted as an abolitionist who believed in racial equality- rights of their own labor vs the privileges of citizens.
Dignity in prison
Northern Democrats- Stephen Douglas
Southern Democrats- John Breckenridge
Constitutional Union- John Bell
Republicans- Abraham Lincoln