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Road To the Civil War
End of the Mexican War When the war was over, US gained many new states, with the addition of new states there posed a problem Would they be free or slave states?
Fugitive Slave Law Package of five bills, passed on September 4, 1850, lessening a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the south and the free states of the North Made police liable if they didn’t arrest runaway slaves “slave power”- slaves numbers would become to powerful, take over the South
Kansas-Nebraska Act Created the states of Kansas and Nebraska Debated to allow/not allow slavery
Bleeding Kansas 200 people died in a miniature civil war over slavery in the states
Dred Scott Case-1857 Scott was a slave who’s master brought him to the free state of Illinois and then to free Wisconsin Territory, then back to Missouri. Scott sued for his freedom because he was living on free land and was a free man. He lost his case because blacks were not citizens and so they could not sue in a federal court, and the court declared the Missouri compromise unconstitutional.
Lecompton Constitution Rejected 1857 When the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed, Kansas was allowed to determine if they were a free or slave state The Lecompton Constitution was installed to make Kansas a slave state The people tried to push the constitution through congress, but in 1858 it was sent back to Congress for another vote It was a delayed statehood but Kansas voters rejected the constitution and Kansas became a free state
Harper’s Ferry Raid John Brown- radical abolitionist that was involved in anti- slavery violence. Lead a group of 17 men to raid the arsenal kept in Harper’s Ferry, Virginia Wanted to start a slave uprising using the captured weapons
Lincoln-Douglass Debates-1860 Neither candidate wanted slavery in the states, but they disagreed on how to keep it out Douglass tried to show that Lincoln was a abolitionist Lincoln refuted that statement and said he does not want to make blacks and whites equal even though he knows slavery is morally and socially wrong
Failing Economy National banks suffer a depression Depression greater in north then the south Southerners said that the greedy and self invested manufacturers from the north caused the depression