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The Election of 1860 and Southern Secession
Election 1860 Northern Democrat – Stephen A. DouglasRepublican – Abraham Lincoln Vowed to stop the spread of slavery Tried to reassure Southerners he would not interfere with them or their slaves
Who are these men?
Election of 1860
And the winner is… Lincoln Received less than half of the popular voteWon every free state Lost every southern state Didn’t even appear on the ballot in most southern states
Southern Secession What is secession?Formal withdrawal of a state from the Union What would cause the South to secede?
Secession South Carolina Secedes (Dec 20, 1860) Others followMississippi Florida Alabama Georgia Louisiana Texas
Confederate States of AmericaJefferson Davis elected Confederate President Created a constitution that protected slavery in the new territories “…each state sovereign and independent”
How should the North respond?
Section 4 - Lincoln’s Election and Southern Secession
The Civil War Texas Secession p
10.4 Slavery and Secession. Dred Scott v. Sanford 1857 Lived in free state ( Illinois & Wisconsin territory ) Taney court ruled: Dred Scott was a slave.
III. Lincoln/Douglas Debates. A. Who Are They? 1.Abraham Lincoln – 4 terms in Illinois Legislature – 1 term in US Congress – Left Whig party to become.
Secession. Introduction The decision of the Supreme Court on the Dred Scott Case will allow for the spread of slavery across all of the territories.
The Election of 1860 Pages Choosing a New President In 1860 Americans prepared to choose a new President. They listened to speeches. They read.
Chapter 10, Section 4 The Coming of the Civil War p Abraham Lincoln’s election leads seven southern states to leave (secede from) the Union.
Chapter 15, Section 4 Secession and War. Election of 1860 The Northern Democrats nominated Stephen Douglas The Southern Democrats nominated John C.
Chapter 16 Lesson 5 A Nation Divides. The Election of 1860.
The Republican party chooses ABRAHAM LINCOLN as their presidential nominee for the 1860 election
Chapter 15, Section 3. In April, the Democratic Convention was held in Charlestown, S.C. It was clear that Northern and Southern Democrats held differing.
Republican Party Lincoln and Douglas Debates A series of 7 formal political debates 2.Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were campaigning for.
Secession and War After John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, The South blamed the Republican party The issue of slavery finally caused a break in the Democratic.
Why did the election of Abraham Lincoln spark the secession of the Southern states?
Lincoln and Douglas Debate Republicans – antislavery, Democrats – proslavery Northerners feared that Southerners wanted to expand slavery to the entire.
Causes of the Civil War part 2. The Republican Party Forms Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 split the Whig party Northern Whigs formed the Republican party.
Lincoln’s Election and Southern Secession
The Nation Divides The Big Idea The United States broke apart due to the growing conflict over slavery. Main Ideas John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry intensified.
The Coming of the Civil War. Kansas Nebraska Act Review The Kansas-Nebraska Act gave Kansas voters the right to do what? Choose or reject slavery.
The Nation Divides. I. RAID ON HARPERS FERRY A. John Brown 1.Wanted to start an uprising and arm local slaves 2.Planned to kill any southerners that.
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