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•At the time the north and south were having strong arguments over the slavery issue in America, the north wanted slaves freed and the south wanted to keep slaves. •There were two main people involved in the Election of 1860, the election involved Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. •This was basically a follow up to the Lincoln-Douglas Debate because it involved Lincoln and Douglas again, and two others but they weren’t important. •Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States, so this time he beat Douglas, in 1860. •This election basically put the finishing touches on starting the Civil War. •Well a little while after the election some southern states basically took themselves out of the United States, which led into the Civil War soon after.
•Lincoln and Douglas were running for a Senate seat in series of seven debates. •Well there were two people mainly involved in it, the obvious Lincoln and Douglas. •Lincoln sent a letter to the current senator, so they could split time as being senators, and face towards the same audience. •Douglas ended up beating Lincoln in the debate, so he became Senator, but two years later Lincoln used his experience of defeat by later becoming The President of the United States. One of the best presidents in U.S. history. •He became the president two years later, and now the Lincoln-Douglas Debate is one of the most famous debates ever. •This debate started arguments between the north and south because of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
•John Brown was an abolitionist from the north, and was doing all he could to get rid of slavery. •He even tried to lead a slave rebellion against the south. •He attacked, at Harper’s Ferry, an arsenal, which caused a lot of issues. •After the attack he got caught and was killed, by a hanging. •What he did was make the north and south disagree with each other even more than they already were. •The people up north agreed to what he was doing, but in the south people were worried that others from the north may try to do the same as John Brown.
•President Buchanan was in the middle of a debate, again about slavery. •Two days after President Buchanan was elected president the Supreme Court made a decision, which threw the United States into another crisis. •There were many groups and people, such as Dred Scott, President Buchanan, Dr. John Emerson, the Supreme Court, the Justices, and the Chief Justice Robert B. Taney. •Dred Scott was a slave, who dearly wanted freedom, who had very nice masters, the Emersons. Dred Scott went away to get married, soon after he got back with his wife John Emerson died, thus starting Dred Scott’s court to freedom. •They set him free under rule of the Missouri Compromise because the north and south were already separated from each other. •It stopped slavery completely in certain territories, and didn’t allow congress to use slaves anywhere. •It was the general start to the ending of slave trade in the south, the north got more abolitionists with them, and the Scott’s were added to the Louisiana hall of fame.
After slavery was over there was a debate over building a railroad from the West Coast. There were two groups, a man named Stephen Douglas made up on of the groups, he supported the building of the railroad. The second group was made up by southerners, who opposed the building of the new railroad. Slavery basically was the main cause of the debate, and the of building a railrod track from the West Coast. Stephen Douglas wanted to use what money the United States had left from the Louisiana Purchase to build the railroad track. He also wanted to get rid of the Missouri Compromise, which stated no slaves past the 3630’ line. Most people strongly disliked this idea but the Senate and the president ended up passing it on May 30, 1854 The railroad wasn’t built until 1862. This railroad track basically started up slave trade again, which led into the Civil War.
It went on throughout the 1850’s. At the time there was sectional disagreement going on in America. Three groups were disagreeing about slavery, admitting California as a free state, etc. One of the three groups was the abolitionists, who wanted California to be admitted as a free state. The second group was the south, led by John Calhoun, who thought that admitting California as a free state would end the equalities between the two sections. The third group wasn’t much of a group, but a person, Daniel Webster, who disagreed with the south and the abolitionists by scolding and criticizing them. What led up to the Compromise of 1850 was slavery A man named Henry Clay wanted to abolish slave trade in the nations capitol and make California a free state, the two main men disagreeing with this idea had died. The men were John Calhoun, who had been sick for a long time, and President Taylor, who just suddenly died. Vice President Millard liked Clay’s idea so he became president and signed the bill in September of 1850. The bill led to the Mexican Session splitting into Utah and New Mexico, and California became a free state. It abolished slave trade in the nations capitol and led to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793.
•Abolitionists were just starting to be influenced because they were starting to have simpathy for slaves, thus wanting to stop it. •The people and or groups involved in the Missouri Compromise was the north and south, but the specific states were Missouri and Maine. •The event that led up to it was the addition of Missouri into the U.S. as a state. •Basically the passing of the Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise. •It got the north and south separate from each other, it made them two different countries.