Last pre-war days: The final straw(s). Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857). Had been slave in MO Moved with owner to IL & WI (free states) Lived there 4 years They returned to MO. Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857). Owner died in MO Inherited? Sued to officially receive freedom.
Abraham Lincoln (R, IL) – Stephen Douglas (D, IL)
John Breckenridge (SD, KY) – John Bell (CU, TN)