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1 Road To the Civil War

2 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?

3 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

4 Kansas-Nebraska Act  Created the states of Kansas and Nebraska  Debated to allow/not allow slavery

5 Bleeding Kansas  200 people died in a miniature civil war over slavery in the states

6 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.

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 Bibliography  onevents.htm onevents.htm    x.htm x.htm 

12  THE END  Hope you enjoyed this Mr. Magnuson !


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