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The nation divided by Lincoln and Douglas, union is made.http://history1800s.about.com/od/presidentialcampaigns/a/1860election.htm
John Brown and a group of supporters attacked a small plan to steal weapons.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2940.html
Political Debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas.http://www.bartleby.com/251/
Dred Scott tries to sue his owner because it was illegal where they lived. Lost because slaves don't have the same rights.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2933.html
Charles Sumner, a northern senator and abolitionist, get beat with a cane by southern congressman Preston Brooks.http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/preston-brooks-attacks-charles-sumner
Kansas and Nebraska were added as free states.
Many people moved to Kansas to vote for slavery. Neighbors were killing each other over slavery.http://americanhistory.about.com/od/beforethewar/g/bleedingkansas.htm
A novel about a slave that was beaten to death by his owner.http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/uncletom/
People from the north could bring wanted run away slaves back to their owners.
Congress passed five bills based on Henry Clay's proposal.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2951.html