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Abraham Lincoln

won the electoral college during the election of 1860

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bleeding kansas

competition ensues between north and south to populate the kansas territory
john brown attacked a proslavery farm settlements killing 5 (God told him)
president pierce did nothing to address the violence
fighting even sparked in congress
(Sen. Sumner beaten over the head with a cane by a South Congress man Preston Brooks Country further split

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compromise of 1850

proposed by henry clay
CA admitted as a free state and all territories gained in the Mexican Cession may use popular sovereignty
the fugitive slave act: harsher punishments for runaway slaves and those that helped them

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Dred Scott Decision

Dred Scott was a slave from Missouri who had been taken to a free state where he lived for 2 years. Sued for his freedom because he lived in the North he was now free. Ruled against Scott because you are not free even if you live in a free state. He had no right to sue because he was propetry, not a person

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Free-Soil Party

made up of North Democrats and Whigs. No more slavery in terriotires

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Fugitive Slave Act

any captured "Slave" even if they were a freeman, were to be denied trail by jury. Those who attempted to help or hide a runaway were subject to heavy penalties

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Henry Clay

proposed the compromise of 1850

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James Buchanan

needed to decide what to do about Kansas. Pushed Congress to accept the Lecompton Constitution

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Jefferson Davis

ordered all blacks taken into battle to be sent back to the states

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John Brown

attacked a proslavery farm. settlements killing 5

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Kansas-Nebraska Act

proposed by Stephen Douglas. Nebraska Territory was split into 2 states. Settlers to use popular sovereignty to decide slave issue

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popular sovereignty

concept proposed by Lewis Cass (whig) meant the slavery issue should be decided as territories became states

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Republicans

voted for Lincoln

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Know-Nothings

grew due to growing ethnic tensions in the North. Hated Irish immigrants

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Stephen Douglas

proposed Kansas-Nebraska Act

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Showed harshness of slavery. South did not respond well

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Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Douglas won seat but lost Democratic Party support especially in the south