HIST 2111 Notes 11.21.07

HIST 2111 Notes 11.21.07 - 1850s almost 4 million slaves...

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1850s almost 4 million slaves Uncle Tom’s Cabin Kansas-Nebraska Act Early sense of greatness Father told him not to waste so much time reading and to work on the farm Moved to New Salem, IL opened store, failed as merchant but became community leader Litigation man, took whatever came down the road Away from home at least six months of the year “riding the circuit” Wife predicted him as president one day Encouraged him to adopt “social graces” he resisted Wife’s name Mary Lincoln appealed to America’s moral conscience Stephen A. Douglas: Kansas Nebraska Act, Lincoln’s opponent 1858, Illinois State Senator Lincoln was a Republican “just because I don’t want a black woman to be a slave, doesn’t mean I want to marry her” Lost Senate run in 1858 “A house divided against itself, cannot stand” Leading republicans called him to be the next presidential candidate (after losing Senate race) Cooper Union Address: shows up rumpled due to travel and weather, spoke too quietly at
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