6.29.07 Notes - 6/29/07 QUESTIONS Was the civil war...

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6/29/07 QUESTIONS - Was the civil war ‘inevitable’? If so, when and how? If not, why not? What were the long-range and then immediate precipitating causes of the civil caw? How was slavery related to the coming of the civil war? - Could the South have won the civil war? If so, when and how? If not, why not? If the South could have won the civil war, what were some of the possible ‘turning points’ that might have led to victory for the confederacy? EVENTS Leading to CIVIL WAR - 1857: Supreme Court issued DRED SCOTT decision – majority of slave owning Southern justices on the Court. o Dred Scott was a Missouri slave, taken out of Missouri by his owner and held for several years in Illinois (free state) as a servant of his army doctor. Owner dies and inherited by someone in NY. o Argued that because he had been taken into free territory several times and held there for an extended time period, sued for his freedom, case took 10 years to get to Supreme Court o Chief Justice Roger Tanney – Slaves were not citizens and could not sue in court, decided to rule on the case anyways o General agreement – Slaves are property and Citizens are allowed by the Constitution
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