Dred Scott

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  • If Missouri is a state it will have to be a slave state!!!
  • Free and slave states argue over whether Missouri should be a free or slave state in the Senate. They compromise that Missouri will be a slave state if Maine and all states above the 30th parallel is a free state.
  • Missouri Compromise in the Senate 1820.
  • Sounds a bit unfair, but will still take the deal.
  • Slave States
  • Free States
  • Only if Maine becomes a free state and all the states above the 30th parallel.
  • That is not fair, then the slave states will out number us.
  • 30 years later they decided to add California as a state, however, it crossed the 30th parallel so another compromise was made. They decided that California was a free state but the Northerners had to return runaway slaves to their owners.
  • Compromise of 1850
  • California
  • I have enough people here.I want to join the Union as a free state!!
  • How about if we return runaway slaves back to your owners?
  • That is not fair, you will get more free states then slave states.
  • Alright then, that sounds good for us!!!
  • Slave States
  • The state of Kansas-Nebraska was being argued over whether it should be a free or slave state. They compromised that they will let the people vote on whether it should be a free or slave state. As a result, the Missouri Compromise was nullified.
  • Kansas- Nebraska act 1854
  • Why don't you let us decide.
  • Kansas-Nebraska is a slave state!!
  • Kansas-Nebraska is a free state.
  • Judge
  • Meanwhile, a man named Dred Scott filed a case stating that he should be free. However, the supreme court stated that blacks are not represented as citizens, therefore, they have no say.
  • But you are black so you will have to remain a slave. You are black and you do not have rights in court
  • I went to the free state of Wisconsin. I should be liberated from my master!
  • US Supreme Court decision. 1857
  • Scott
  • Georgia's and the states Succession
  • After Abraham Lincoln got elected in the election of 1860, many states called for the states to decide if they wanted slavery, or else they would secede from the union.
  • If Abraham Lincoln is our president, then you will have to let the states decide if they want slavery or else we will become our own confederates of america.
  • Keeping the union together is my first priority. Ending slavery is my last priority.
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • As tensions grew, several states seceded to form the confederate states of America. Jefferson Davis became the president of it.Alexander Stephens was a politician from Georgia. He did not want the confederate states to secede, however he still accepted the post of being the vice president of the confederate states.
  • Rise of confederacy
  • Alexander Stephens
  • Abraham Lincoln is a terrible person, but seceding from the union is a terrible idea.
  • Do not complain or you will not become the vice president.
  • Jefferson Davis
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