Civil War

Civil War

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Civil War project

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  • One of the largest parts of the Compromise was the Fugitive Slave Act, which called for the capture and returning of slaves attempting to flee from their owners. many Northern abolitionists openly defied the law and risks fines and prison sentences to fight for the victims of the law.
  • The Compromise of 1850
  • A novel written in 1852 by abolitionist Harriet Beecher that depicted the horrors of slavery, giving the North more reasons to oppose it and the causing the South to find more ways to defend it. 
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • Popular sovereignty was allowed for Kansas and Nebraska, letting them choose if they wanted slavery or not. This lead to violent and deadly confrontations between Pro-slavery and Anti-Slavery people.
  • I am a resident of a free state, so I should be a free man.
  • A slave named Dred Scott sues to end his slavery, arguing that living in free territory made him a free man. In the end, the judge ruled Scott unable to sue since he wasn't a citizen.
  • The Dred Scott Decision
  • You have no right to sue
  • in the 1858 Senator election between Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, Douglas showed support for both the Dred Scott Decision and popular sovereignty, while Lincoln opposed the Dred Scott Decision and didn't want slavery to expand westward. Douglas ended up winning.
  • Lincoln/Douglas Debates
  • John Brown, an abolitionist, tried to lead an uprising of slaves by stealing weapons from an arsenal and arming the intended large group. Not that many people showed up, and he was unsuccessful.
  • John Brown's Raid
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