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  1. Slavery Dominates Politics Disagreements over slavery led to the Formation of the Republican Party and Heightened Sectional Tensions

  2. Key Terms Republican Party Dred Scott v. Sandford Harper’s Ferry Key People John C. Freemont James Buchanan Roger B. Taney Abraham Lincoln Key Vocabulary and Key People

  3. Write in Vote?? • When the Kansas Nebraska Act Split apart the Whig Party the Southern Whigs searched for pro-slavery parties as the Northern Whigs formed the Republican Party • The Violence in congress was looked at as on opportunity to gain anti-slavery seats in congress • John C. Fremont would be nominated for president by the republicans because of his free state support • Freemont was so unpopular in the south that his name did not appear on the Ballot, leading to his loss

  4. Three’s Company • James Buchanan would run for the democrats and ran on a platform of maintaining the Union • Millard Fillmore was the Know Nothing party candidate but was also divided on slavery • Buchanan would win the Election of 1856 by splitting support in the North and south • Though the Republicans Lost they showed they would be a Force in the North

  5. A Dred-full Decision • Under the Dred Scott v. Sandford, Scott sued for his freedom claiming he lived in free states • Roger B. Taney decided that Scott was NOT a US citizen and could not sue in a US court and was bound to Missouri Slave Laws • Taney Also argued that congress could not ban Slavery due to the fifth amendment and made anti-slave laws unconstitutional • Northern Republicans looked to end the Dominance of Southern Slave Holders

  6. The Great Debate • Abraham Lincoln Would be selected to take on Stephen A Douglas for the Illinois Senate Seat • As Lincoln vowed to end a divided nation the Lincoln-Douglas Debates Brought slavery to the forefront of the Nation • Lincoln, opposed to slavery, vowed to stop the spread of slavery while Douglas wanted Popular Sovereignty to decide the issue of slavery

  7. Winner by Losing? • Douglas’ position on slavery would be unconstitutional due to the Dred Scott case and Lincoln would call him out on it • Douglas responded saying people have the right to introduce or dismiss slavery as they please • Douglas would win reelection but Lincoln would become a national political figure

  8. The Beginning of the End • John Brown planned to inspire slaves to fight for freedom and raided the US Arsenal at Harper’s Ferry • Brown and a force of 18 captured the arsenal and killed four • With no slave support Brown and six others were captured, with ten being killed • Brown would be Hanged and become a symbol of the division between the North and the South

  9. This has been Another World Famous Mr. Green PowerPoint Presentation A house Divided Against itself will not Stand