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Chapter 14, The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860 Outline Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 Dred Scott decision, 1857 House divided Speech (c) 2003 Wadsworth Group.

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1 Chapter 14, The Gathering Tempest, Outline Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 Dred Scott decision, 1857 House divided Speech (c) 2003 Wadsworth Group All rights reserved

2 The Kansas-Nebraska Act 1853 push for expansion (railroads) Kansas-Nebraska Bill –2 territories –Missouri Comp repealed –Settlers decide on slavery (c) 2003 Wadsworth Group All rights reserved

3 Stephen A. Douglas emerged as a leading Democrat during the 1850s (c) 2003 Wadsworth Group All rights reserved “The tide of immigration & civilization must be permitted to roll onward”

4 Abraham Lincoln (Illinois) “Slavery is an unqualified evil to the negro, the white man, and to the state…”

5 Bleeding Kansas Kansas-Nebraska Act Clash of pro & antislavery groups 1855 elections go proslavery Republican party (1856) / opposed act Buchanan elected president (1856) (c) 2003 Wadsworth Group All rights reserved

6 The Dred Scott Case Dred Scott (1857) The decision –Missouri Comp unconstitutional –Slavery is protected by constitution –Congress lacked the power to prohibit slavery in a territory because slaves were property and the Constitution protects property (c) 2003 Wadsworth Group All rights reserved

7 The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 1858 Illinois contest for the Senate Lincoln –“A house divided against itself cannot stand” –Slavery and freedom were at odds Douglas –Lincoln will provoke secession –Lincoln wanted equality for Blacks Lincoln lost the Senate seat, but won national fame (c) 2003 Wadsworth Group All rights reserved

8 Conclusion Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 Dred Scott decision, 1857 Growth of Republican party (c) 2003 Wadsworth Group All rights reserved


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