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  • Slavery 1
  • No it's not, slavery is terrible.
  • Slavery is a great asset.
  • Slavery 2
  • Hey, I was already free!
  • Well you don't have rights, sooo...
  • States Rights 1
  • THE STATES SHOULD BE EQUAL!!
  • THE STATES SHOULD CHOOSE!!
  • Guys calm down!
  • The dispute over slavery caused the Civil War for a few reasons. The main reason was because the Northerners and Southerners had different political views that they had a hard time resolving. Some important people during this time period were Dred Scott, Abraham Lincoln, and John Brown... just to name a few.
  • States Rights 2
  • But I don't want to leave.
  • There were a lot of events that contributed to the intense debate about slavery. One of the major events was the Dred Scott case (1847- 1856). Dred Scott was a black man who had bought his freedom but it was taken from him after entering the slave state of Missouri. He tried to sue his master but was told that by the U.S. Supreme Court that he didn't have rights because he was a slave. Another major event that set off the slavery conversation was "Bleeding Kansas".
  • Compromises 1
  • Everyone please just calm down!
  • THAT'S IT WE'RE LEAVING!!!
  • The North and the South differed for on states rights for a many reasons. One prominent reason was that North wanted the the free states and slave states to be equal in Congress but the South wanted the states to choose whether or not the state was going to be free or slave.
  • Compromises 2
  • Nullification sectionalism played a huge role in states rights. Nullification and sectionalism were important to states right because Southern states believed that they should be able to make their own laws and they shouldn't have to follow the countries laws. This caused the secession of Southern States. Georgia didn't want to seceded from the Union but did so later.
  • Other Southern States
  • Peer pressure
  • Georgia
  • Congress made plenty of efforts to prevent secession. One of the compromises made was the Missouri Compromise. This compromise stated that any state below the 36 and 30th parallel had to be a slave state and any thing above that had to be a free state. the other compromise made was the Kansas- Nebraska Act that allowed Kansas and Nebraska choose if they wanted to be a free or slave state. These compromises only worked temporarily and were useless in the long run.
  • Congress
  • A lot of reasons contributed to the secession of Southern states. The final tipping point that caused the Confederate States of America to be established and all Southern states to secede from the Union was the election of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Southern States
  • Abraham Lincoln has won the election.
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