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The Road to the American Civil War- Day 3. Jump Start. You will have 5-7 minutes to study your Manifest Destiny Map for your quiz You will need to study BOTH SIDES!. #6 Dred Scott Decision. Dred Scott- a slave who moved from a slave state to free states

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Jump start
Jump Start

  • You will have 5-7 minutes to study your Manifest Destiny Map for your quiz

  • You will need to study BOTH SIDES!


6 dred scott decision
#6 Dred Scott Decision

  • Dred Scott- a slave who moved from a slave state to free states

  • 1856: Scott sues for his freedom after his owner dies

  • Dred Scott vs. Sanford (1857): the Supreme Court ruled that slaves are not citizens and cannot file a lawsuit

    • Also rules that Congress could not ban slavery in the territories

  • North is convinced that the South is attempting to spread slavery


John brown s raid october 1859
John Brown’s Raid October 1859

  • John Brown hoped to inspire slaves to fight for their freedom

  • He planned to capture weapons at a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia

  • Slaves do not rush to join and he is captured and hung

  • Northerners look at him as a hero

  • Southerners worry that more like Brown are coming to the south


Enter abraham lincoln
Enter Abraham Lincoln

  • Illinois congressmen and lawyer who opposes the expansion of slavery

    • Took a moral stance against slavery

  • Nominated by Illinois Republicans to challenge Stephen Douglas for Congress

    • “a house divided by itself will not stand”


The lincoln and douglas debates
The Lincoln and Douglas Debates

  • LINCOLN: believed in was the government’s job to stop the expansion

  • DOUGLAS: believed popular sovereignty was the best way to decide

  • Douglas won re-election BUT Lincoln became a national figure as a result of the debates


The election of 1860
The Election of 1860

  • Democrats nominate Douglas

  • Republicans nominate Lincoln

  • South threatens to secede if Lincoln wins

  • Lincoln is elected as the 16th president

    • North had a much larger population

  • Southerners feared Lincoln was going to end slavery

    • Lincoln only wanted to stop it from spreading


The confederate states of america
The Confederate States of America

  • On December 20, 1860, South Carolina becomes the first state to secede

    • Followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas within the next 6 weeks

  • Formed the Confederate States of America

    • Elected Jefferson Davis as their president


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