3North and South Take Different Paths Both were mostly agricultural, but the North began to develop more factories and trade.The South relied on plantation farming.The growth of factories led to the rapid growth of Northern cities.That growth came from immigration.
4Antislavery and Racism in the 1830’s Caused tensionAbolitionists wanted slavery ended because it was unjustMany Northerners who also opposed slavery took a less extreme position.Some Northern workers and immigrants opposed it because they were afraid that they would lose their jobs to slaves that wouldn’t have to be paid.
5Most People Were Still Racists By Modern Standards Despite their opposition to slavery, most Northerners, even abolitionists, were racist.Many whites refused to go to school with, or live near African AmericansIn most states, even free African Americans could not vote.
6Defending Their Way of Life Northern attacks on slavery increasedMost Southerners were openly racist and said white people were superior to blacks.Many also said slavery helped slaves by introducing them to Christianity.They also said slavery provided slaves with food, clothing and shelter.
7A Series of Compromises Missouri CompromiseThe issue of slavery was tearing apart the nation. To keep the Union together, Congress had created a series of compromises.The Missouri Compromise of 1820 maintained a balance between slave and free states.Maine was a free state and Missouri a slave stateA Line was drawn (36-30 degrees) to end any future debate over slavery…..…at least they thoughtA better view on next slide.
9Manifest Destiny = Problems The vast land acquired in Manifest Destiny would soon created new problems over the old issue of slaveryShould the new territories allow slavery or be free? Many Northerners feared the southerners would soon rush into the new territories and bring their slaves.
10Wilmot Proviso 1847 Wanted to outlaw slavery in any new territory It divided Congress and never became a law. It did lead to the creation of the Free-Soil Party (dedicated to stopping the expansion of slavery.By 1849, California had enough citizens to apply for statehood, but this would disrupt the balance in Congress.Henry Clay stepped in to settle the California problem
11Wilmot ProvisoA bill that UNSUCESSFULLY attempted to ban slavery in any territory gained from the War with Mexico
12Free Soil PartyA political party that was dedicated to stopping the expansion of slavery.
13Stephen A. Douglas You may have heard of him… What was his nickname? Hint: He was only 5’4” tallHe debated Lincoln in the famous Lincoln – Douglas Debates for Senator
14Controversy Over Territories By 1848, leaders began to debate how to deal with slavery in the land gained from the War with Mexico.They were trying to maintain a balance in Congress.Stephen A. Douglas has to win passage of a plan called the Compromise of 1850.
18Fugitive Slave ActA law that aroused great opposition and widespread disobedience in the North.
19Uncle Tom's CabinHarriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) to portray slavery as brutal and immoral.The novel follows the life of a old slave named Uncle Tom. Stowe showed the evils of slavery throughout his life.Uncle Tom’s Cabin heightened the conflict between North and SouthPresident Lincoln is quoted as having declared, "So this is the little lady who made this big war”
20Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.Allowed the settlers to decide whether or not to have slavery within those territories.popular sovereignty=people ruleThe act was created by Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.The act repealed the line of the Missouri Compromise
21Kansas-Nebraska Act: Ended the Missouri Compromise’s limits on slavery Northerners were outraged that slavery may be extendedThe Republican Party was formed in response to the Kansas-Nebraska ActOne new Republican was Abraham Lincoln
22Proslavery and antislavery settlers rushed into the Kansas Territory (1855). 5000 proslavery Missourians came and voted illegally giving legislative power in Kansas to the proslavery group.Antislavery settlers boycotted and created their own government.A proslavery mob attacked and destroyed Lawrence Kansas, killing antislavery members.To avenge the Sack of Lawrence, John Brown (an extreme abolitionist) attacked and murdered 7 proslavery neighbors."Bleeding Kansas"
23Sumner v. BrooksIn May 1856, abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts delivered a two-day speech entitled The Crime Against Kansas. He described the 1854 events of “Bleeding Kansas” that occurred there and the South’s agreement with them.During the speech Sumner blamed two politicians, Stephen A. Douglas and Andrew Butler for causing the problems in Kasas.He called Douglas, who was present for the speech, "a noise-some, squat, and nameless animal...not a proper model for an American senator...”He accused Butler, who was in South Carolina on his deathbed, of "taking a mistress..the harlot Slavery." He mocked Butler by stuttering when he used his name (Butler had a stutter).
24Sumner v. BrooksSeveral days later, Butler’s cousin, Congressman Preston Brooks, attacked Sumner with a cane while he was seated at his desk in the Senate chamber. Sumner was beaten into unconsciousness, rendering him incapable of resuming his duties for more than three years.As a mark of how deep the divide was between the two sections, “Bully” Brooks became an instant hero in the South. He was the honored guest at testimonial dinners and amassed a large collection of canes sent to him from admirers. Some were inscribed with “Hit him again.”Sumner, for his part, was seen as a near martyr in the North. Massachusetts re-elected him while he was still unable to take his seat in the Senate.
27Republican PartyAntislavery politicians from various parties, including the Whigs, Free-Soilers, and some Democrats, had settled their differences.They met to form a new party.In 1854, the Republican Party was created to stop the spread of slavery.
28Presidential Election of 1856 Republicans nominate John C. Fremont, a national hero from his exploration of the West.Democrats nominate James Buchanan.The American or Know-Nothing party nominated Millard Fillmore.Democrat Buchanan won, but the election showed that the Republicans were very strong in the North, and that the issue of slavery had divided the country.
31BackgroundScott was the slave of an Army surgeon who took him from Missouri to posts in Illinois and modern day Minnesota.Scott’s owner died and the man’s widow inherited himWhite friends of Scott advised him in 1846 to sue for his freedom on grounds of prolonged residence in a free state and a free territory
32Supreme CourtWhen Scott’s owner moved (with him) to New York his lawyers took the case to federal courts citing the diverse-citizenship clause of the Constitution.Gives federal courts jurisdiction over cases involving citizens of different states.1854: Federal circuit court for Missouri takes Scott’s case
33Does this affirm Dred Scott’s status as a Citizen?
34Major questions before the court As a black man, was Scott a citizen with a right to sue in federal courts?Had prolonged residence (two yrs. in each place) in a free state & territory made Scott free?Was Fort Snelling actually a free territory? (Did congress have the right in 1820 to ban slavery in the Louisiana Purchase north of the 36-30?
35The Ruling (1857)The Supreme Court’s southern majority ruled against Scott.
36Why?The court initially was prepared to avoid questions 1 & 3 by upholding precedent set by earlier courts, which deferred to state law.Instead the court decided to rule more thoroughly on all aspects of the case.Northern judges would not go along w/ the less thorough decision – this would give the appearance of geographically divided court. (not good)
37Why? Chief Justice Roger B. Taney’s Majority Opinion Question 1:Negroes had not been a part of the “sovereign people” who made the Constitution; they were not included in the “all men” whom the Declaration of Independence proclaimed “created equal.”Negroes “had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order So far inferior, that they had no rights which a white man was bound to respect.”R.B. Taney
38Question 1 cont. Dissenting opinion (Curtis & McLean) Free blacks in 1788 and beyond had several legal rights:Hold and bequeath propertyMake contractsSeek redress in courtsFive of thirteen states that ratified the Constitution allowed black men to vote and they participated in the ratification process.
39Question 2 (Taney)Dred Scott’s time in Illinois and Fort Snelling did not make him free upon returning to Missouri.Curtis & McLean dissented
40Question 3 (Taney)Congress had never had the right to prohibit slavery in the territories.Article IV sec. 3 of the Constitution did not apply because “needful rules and regulations” are not laws.The 5th Amendment protects life, liberty, and property. Slavery was not different from any other property, therefore a ban on slavery was unconstitutional.
41Question 3 (Curtis & McLean) Scott was a free man by virtue of his extended stays in free territoryScott was also a citizen under the ConstitutionThe Constitution did empower Congress to prohibit slavery in territories. “All needful rules and regulations” meant exactly what it said.The first Congress upheld the 1787 Northwest Ordinance banning slavery in the Northwest Territory. Many examples pre-1820Became the Republican viewpoint on slavery
42EffectsSoutherners thought it would crush the anti- slavery movement because slavery was now the supreme law of the land“Black Republicanism is dead”Politicized the issue of slavery even moreRepublican Party effectively used the court decision as a propaganda toolThe Republican party gained support and momentumLincoln elected president in next election
43Dred ScottHis lawsuit to gain freedom was denied in a landmark Supreme Court decision.Dred Scott PBS video 2:57
44Lincoln and Douglas Debates In 1858, Abraham Lincoln challenged Stephan Douglas for senator from Illinois.Douglas and Lincoln had debates over the issues.The major issue was slavery.Lincoln had called slavery “a moral, a social, and political wrong.”Douglas said that slavery was up to the people.Douglas won, but Lincoln became a national figure after the debates.
45LINCOLN- DOUGLAS DEBATES IN 1858 The Lincoln-Douglas debates were a series of formal political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in a campaign for one of Illinois' two United States Senate seats. Although Lincoln lost the election, these debates launched him into national prominence which eventually led to his election as President of the United States.List of Debates1. Washington Square, Ottawa, Illinois2. Freeport, Illinois Over 15,000 people attended the original debate in Freeport, then a town of 5,000. Freeport Doctrine, which was the result of the debate, states people had the right to choose whether or not to exclude slavery from their limits.3. Union County Fairgrounds, Jonesboro, Illinois Union County Fairgrounds is today part of Shawnee National Forest's Lincoln Park) Union County is south of the Mason-Dixon Line. The debate subject split families into Confederate & Union factions. Over 50 cemeteries throughout Union County tell of many who lost their lives in the War Between the States4. Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, Illinois This was area was very familiar to Lincoln. Lincoln's father had lived and died here. Lincoln's stepmother & many relatives & friends lived here too. Lincoln had a thriving law practice in the community. A majority of the townspeople had come from Kentucky and Tennessee, moving north to avoid competition with slave labor. Most were poor and believed they had no chance to win out in the competition with slave labor.5. Old Main, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois The east side on East South St. between Cedar and South Cherry Streets was the site of the original debate. This location has the only currently remain structure from the original debates.6. Washington Park, Quincy, Illinois7. Broadway & Market Streets, Alton, Illinois
46Lincoln’s House Divided Speech A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved, I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.
47Abraham LincolnHe opposed the expansion of slavery into the Western territories.
48John Brown Attacks Harpers Ferry 1859, John Brown, who had murdered proslavery Kansans three years earlier wanted to inspire slaves to fight for their freedom.He planned to capture the weapons in the U.S arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.Brown and 18 followers, 13 white and 5 black, captured the weapons.They wanted to give the weapons to slaves so they could start a slave revolt.They killed four people.Cont.
49No slaves joined the fight and Brown and six others were captured and hanged. On the day that Brown was put to death, abolitionists rang bells in his honor. Southerners were horrified by the reaction of the North.The issue of slavery was becoming very tense.
50“I am quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away, but with blood.” John Brown
55platformA statement of a political party’s beliefs
56The Candidates Southern Democrats: Northern Democrats: Republicans: Nominated John BreckenridgePlatform called for slave code for territoriesNorthern Democrats:Nominated Stephen DouglasPlatform endorsed Freeport DoctrineRepublicans:Nominated Abraham LincolnPlatform denounced slavery but also Brown’s raidConstitutional Union party:Nominated John Bell
57Stephen A. DouglasWas nominated by Northern Democrats to be their presidential candidate in 1860.
58Teach History from visuals in manual p. 457 Also, look at next slide! The Election of 1860Republicans focused on corruption in Buchanan AdministrationSouthern Democrats spread rumors of slave uprisingsDouglas spent last weeks of campaign in South, warning against secessionLincoln won without receiving any Southern votes
59Results of the Election Lincoln %Douglass %Breckinridge 18%Bell %Lincoln wins the election, but only receives 40% of the popular vote….and not 1 electoral vote from the South.Results of the Election
60On the Brink of WARI have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.Abraham Lincoln
62First Inaugural Address Abraham Lincoln’sFirst Inaugural AddressMarch 4, 1861 Washington, D.C.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
63Secession The states break apart! A month after Lincoln’s election, SC became the first state to secede, followed within months by MS, FL, AL, GA, LA, and TX.VA, NC, TN, and AR warned that if the federal government made any attempt to use force against a state, they would also secede.
65The Confederate States of America Constitutional convention met in Montgomery, Ala. Feb. 4, 1861Mostly copied U.S. ConstitutionEmphasized states’ rightsGuaranteed protection of slaveryProvisional government established:Jefferson Davis named PresidentAlexander Stephens named Vice President
66Jefferson DavisThe Confederate States of America select him as their president after seceding from the Union.
67The War BeginsLincoln’s decision to resupply Ft. Sumter was stroke of geniusFulfilled Inaugural Address pledge to hold federal property in rebel statesForced rebels to make decision to start warDavis decided to take fort before resupply ships arrivedBeauregard shelled fort April 12-13, 1861Anderson surrendered April 13Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to put down rebellion on April 15Va., N.C., Tenn. & Ark. Seceded & joined CSA
68General Robert E. LeeLincoln’s first choice to led the Union Army was General Robert E. Lee of Virginia. Lee did not believe in slavery or secession.“I can not raise my hand against my birthplace, my home, my children”General Robert E. Lee of Virginia was selected as Commander of the Confederate Army.
69Border States “Choosing Sides” Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware were slave states that were against secession.They joined the Union and tipped the balance of power to the North……24 Union States v 11 Confederate States