The Dred Scott Decision - The Abolision of Slavery

The Dred Scott Decision - The Abolision of Slavery

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  • The Dred Scott Decision 
  • Tension grew between North and South
  • John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry
  •  On March 6th, 1857, the Supreme Court  told Dred Scott he had no right  to file a law suit to become  a  free citizen because he was a slave and did not possess those rights, even though he  had been living in a free state for many years.
  • 7 states secede from the Union
  • Tension grew between the North and the South dramatically because the Southern  states saw the decision   as a victory  and slavery continued on.
  • Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation 
  • In 1859, John Brown and 22 other men  raided a federal arsenal.  10 people were killed, and John Brown was hung.
  • Slavery is gone for good
  • On December 20th, 1860, South Carolina secedes from the Union. Within two months Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas also seceded from the Union.
  • On January 1st, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made the Emancipation Proclamation official, abolishing slavery for good.
  • Slavery went from being highly favored to being gone for good, even though it tore the United States apart.
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