Although Dred Scott's owner lived free states when this case was taken to court, the judge ruled in favor of his owner and denied him citizenship.
South Carolina Secedes
After killing 5 people, raiding an armory, and getting his sons killed, john Brown was sentenced to death. This struck the news with people calling him either a misguided fanatic or a violent activist.
Republican Abraham Lincoln defeated southern democratic John C. Brekinbridge and constitutional union candidate John Bell.
In 1860 South Carolina became the first slave sate to announce that it was seceding from the union due to Abraham Lincoln becoming president.
Get him out!
"Containing slavery? " Were fine the way we are!
Fought within the United States about the long lasting problem, slavery. This also became a problem because of the prohibit or slavery in the territories that had not yet become states.