Under the new Compromise I must return you to your master!
Because you tried to help this slave escape and you were caught I must either give you a fine or bring you to jail
in 1846 a slave named Dred Scott sued his "master" Dr.Sanford because he had moved to states where slavery was not allowed and banned even against the law, so he thought he should be free from slavery .
Lincoln thought that African Americans should enjoy rights and freedoms like whites do and have. Douglas thought that voters could exclude slavery by refusing to pass laws.
The Lincoln- Douglas Debate
Fighting at Fort Sumter
Lincoln received a message from a commander at Fort Sumter which was guarding Charleston Harbor, the message warned that the fort was low on supplies and the confederates demanded a surrender. The confederates fired their guns on April 12th, 1861 at the U.S forces before the union forces would arrive there with the supplies.