11-29-07 - Myles Becker 11-29-07 History www.eduplace.com...

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Myles Becker 11-29-07 History www.eduplace.com (Know Map of US) The Dred Scott Decision Court ruled that African-Americans could not be citizens of the United States Court ruled the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional Court ruled that Congress had no authority to ban slavery in any territory Ruling called into question concept of “popular sovereignty.” Panic of 1857 Northerners concluded that southern Democratic obstructionists in Congress blocked national development Many northerners expressed their frustrations by joining with the anti-slavery factions in the Republican Party Southern secessionists viewed Southern economy as proof that a southern nation was a viable option The Lecompton Constitution In June 1857, Kansas elected delegates to draft a state constitution. Free-staters boycotted the election, giving proslavery forces control of the convention that met in Lecompton The delegates drafted a constitution that made slavery legal Free-staters also boycotted the election on the Constitution, allowing it to pass
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST, GOVT Unknown taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '06 term at North Texas.

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