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  1. Politics of Slavery • Homework: 156-165 + Patriot (15 Evidence 15 Interpretation- questions and how the film relates to what we have talked about in class)

  2. Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,Old times there are not forgotten, (Alt Original: Cinnamon seed and sandy bottom,)Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.In Dixie Land, where I was born in,early on one frosty mornin', Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land. I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray! In Dixie Land I'll take my standto live and die in Dixie. Away, away, away down south in Dixie. Away, away, away down south in Dixie Optional VersesOle Missus marry "Will the weaver"Willum was a gay deceiverLook away! Look away! Look away!Dixie LandBut when he put his arm around 'er,He smiled fierce as a forty pounder,Look away! Look away! Look away!Dixie Land

  3. Old Kentucky Home (1859) Eastman Johnson

  4. Henry O. Tanner (c.1893)

  5. Battle Hymn of the Republic- Julia Ward Howe

  6. North vs. South and New Territories • Plantation Economy vs. Industry • Wilmot Proviso- Territories from Mexico should be free • 36-30 Missouri Compromise • Clay’s Compromise - California Free • Stricter Fugitive Laws • Popular Sovereignty (election)

  7. Protest, Resistance and Violence • Fugitive Slave laws • Underground Railroad • Harriet Tubman • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stow focuses on moral issue • Repeal of Missouri Compromise in favor of poplar sovereignty in Kansas Nebraska Act • Bleeding Kansas and Missouri “Ruffians” • Charles Sumner Speech and Violence in Senate

  8. New Political Parties • Whigs split • Franklin Pierce wins election as a pro slavery candidate. Democrat • Know Nothing Party- Nativist split on slavery • Free Soiler’s- not only abolitionist but those who were afraid of losing jobs to slaves • Republican Party brings Northern ideas together • 1856 war is obverted because Buchanan wins

  9. Secession • Dred Scott vs. Sanford decision- slave owner took Scott to a free territory and back • Lincoln Vs. Douglas Debate • John Brown and Harper’s Ferry • Lincoln’s Moderate View wins election 1860 • Secession first South Carolina, then Mississippi • Confederacy elects Jefferson Davis

  10. Lincoln on Slavery in 1858 “ this government can not endure permanently half slave and half free”

  11. Summary Questions 1) What did the Wilmot Proviso propose? 2) Who is known as the leader of the underground railroad? 3) Harriet Beecher Stow wrote this book about Southern Slavery? 4) Who proposed the Kansas Nebraska act calling for a division of the territory? 5) He led the group Bleeding Kansas, that pulled 5 pro slavery settlers from their beds and stabbed them to death? 6) This party disappeared because of their disagreement on slavery? 7) John Brown led a rebellion on this town? 8) He was named the president of the confederacy after secession? 9) What was the premise of the “no nothing party”? 10) What occurred with the Dred Scott Decision