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Emily Pulaski . Chapter 7. Dread Scott Decision . Dread Scott was a slave whose owner died in war Upon his death, Scott sued for his freedom Judge Taney denied black citizenship Lincoln told Taney “the Constitution does not permit a Sate to exclude slavery”. Lecompton Constitution .

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Emily pulaski

Emily Pulaski

Chapter 7


Dread scott decision

Dread Scott Decision

  • Dread Scott was a slave whose owner died in war

  • Upon his death, Scott sued for his freedom

  • Judge Taney denied black citizenship

  • Lincoln told Taney “the Constitution does not permit a Sate to exclude slavery”


Lecompton constitution

Lecompton Constitution

  • They wanted to apply for statehood without submitting it to the voters

  • Free states boycotted the election

  • Walker won by default after they stuffed the ballot boxes


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  • Kansas Constitutional Convention drafted a constitution to make Kansas a slave state

  • Southerners had fraud tickets and they referendum the constitution

  • They had to draw up another constitution without slavery


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  • Kansas finally achieved statehood in 1861

  • The Lecompton struggle also exposed the defects of popular sovereighty.


Lincoln douglas debate

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • Lincoln was elected by the convention for Senate.

  • Douglas had a hard time with past events and he was not crypto-Republican

  • If Douglas had the seat he would bring the party down

  • Lincoln’s purpose of the House Divided sppech was to put distance between Douglas and the Republicans


Debates continued

Debates Continued

  • The Republicans favored black equality

  • Douglas said “I do not believe that the Almighty ever intended the negro to be the equal of the white man.” His supporters agreed

  • The Republicans votes tallied 125,000 and Democrats had 121,000 but anti-Douglas totaled 5,000

  • Douglas carried more counties which helped reelect him


Portents of armageddon 1858 1859

Portents of Armageddon 1858-1859

  • Lincoln thought popular sovereignty came back of the Dred Scott case

  • Cuba Bill

  • 1859 Homestead Bill


The slave trade controversy

The Slave Trade Controversy

  • The thought of opening up the slave trade again was a growing issue.

  • Jefferson Davis thought it unconstitutional but the Governor of demanded the reopening.

  • There were 3 reasons that caused this argument.


The rhetoric of sectional conflict

The Rhetoric of Sectional Conflict

  • George Fitzhugh thought no one was born equal and some men were born to be slaves. He says “Slavery is a natural and normal conditions of the laboring man whether white or black”

  • South had hardly any trouble in the Panic of 1857

  • Hinton Rowan Helper wanted to ship blacks back to Africa


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  • Helper wrote a book about how slavery was bad and it was hardly seen in the south


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