Presentation on theme: "Lincoln-Douglas Debates: Video (2:13)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lincoln-Douglas Debates: Video (2:13) Objective: To examine the importance of the Lincoln – Douglas debates and the Dred Scott decision.Abraham LincolnStephen DouglasLincoln-Douglas Debates: Video (2:13)Dred Scott
2 Dred Scott Decision - FACTS: • Dred Scott was a slave from Missouri. (MO)
3 Dred Scott Decision - FACTS: • Scott and his owner moved to Wisconsin for four years.
4 Dred Scott Decision - FACTS: • Scott’s owner died after returning to Missouri.
5 Dred Scott Decision - FACTS: * Scott sued for his freedom. He claimed that he should be a free man since he lived in a free territory (WI) for four years.
6 SUPREME COURT DECISIONS: Q: Was Scott a U.S. citizen with the right to sue?A: NOQ: Did living in a free territory make Scott a free man?A: NOQ: Did Congress have the right to outlaw slavery in any territory?A: NO
7 RESULTS:• Dred Scott was not given his freedom.• The Missouri Compromise was found to be unconstitutional.Open to slavery through popular sovereignty (Compromise of 1850)Open to slavery through popular sovereignty (KS-NE Act)Missouri Compromise line is declared unconstitutional (Dred Scott Decision)