why the war came reading log - Reading Log Format Title of the article Why the War Came The Sectional Struggle over Slavery in the Territories Author

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Reading Log Format Title of the article: Why the War Came: The Sectional Struggle over Slavery in the Territories Author & Date of the Article: David Herbert Donald Author’s Thesis (word for word from the article): “The Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854, the rise of the Republican party, the Dred Scott decision of 1857, the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, the split between the Northern and Southern wings of the Democratic party, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, and the secession of the Southern states- all directly stemmed from the renewed dispute over the status of slavery in territories.” (357) Any biases the author might have: Facts/Details/Quotes/Notes: Inference/Significance/Meaning of your qote/notes: “Since everybody agreed that slavery had to expand or die, and since Kansas was the only national territory into which it could conceivably expand, proslavery and antislavery forces armed up for Armageddon.” “In this Northern view, slavery was responsible for the backwardness of the South.”

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