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American Civil War

American Civil War

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  1. American Civil War

  2. Lincoln – Douglas Debates • Series of 7 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858 • Presidential campaign speeches • Dred Scott, “Bleeding Kansas,” slavery in the Constitution • “…life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” includes African-Americans – Lincoln • Lincoln was voted in office 11/1860

  3. Bleeding Kansas • Kansas-Nebraska Act was enacted when Kansas was organized as a state. • Kansas residents got to choose whether to be slave or free (popular sovereignty) • People migrated to Kansas and a mini-civil war started where 55 people died • Charles Sumner got beaten by Preston Brooks in the Senate • Kansas was admitted to the union a free state in 1861

  4. Briefly - Slavery in History • Slaves were spoils of war in China, Mesopotamia, Rome, and elsewhere • Kidnapping, the second most common means of acquiring slaves, was rampant during the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars • Tribute and pawning in Rome and Africa • Punishment for crimes in Rome, Vietnam, China, and Islamic nations

  5. Dred Scott • Lived in free states for 10 years before being required to become a slave again • He filed suit in 1846 in the St. Louis Circuit Court, which went to the Supreme Court • The court ruled that Scott must become a slave again

  6. Causes for war • Many believed bloodshed was the only way to end slavery in the United States (Harper’s Ferry) • Drastically different economies in the north and south • States feared an imbalance of power between free states and slave states • Banks were often controlled by southerners • slaves outnumbered freemen in the south

  7. War Begins • South Carolina and 10 other southern states seceded from the union in 1860 and 1861 • They form their own Confederate government within a few months • Since Lincoln was anti-slavery, southerners felt he was also anti-south • Fort Sumter captured on December 26th, 1860