The Coming of the War

The Coming of the War - The Coming of the War Pottawatomie...

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The Coming of the War Pottawatomie Creek Dred Scott Decision John Brown’s Raid Fort Sumter Emancipation Proclamation Fort Pillow Massacre 1. Bleeding Kansas a. OTHER NOTES ;ALKSJDF;SAKDJF 2. North and South Views and Visions a. North views itself that it is everything good about the country i. Freedom ii. Free labor iii. Open economic competition iv. Want to extend those values to the West b. South sees its way of life as the superior way of life i. Society that rests on slavery/slave labor ii. Based on general idea of white racial superiority iii. White equality rests on black inequality c. Both want the new territories to claim their way of life d. Each region develops paranoid view of the other i. Begin to generalize what the other region is like ii. North 1. South gambles 2. Duel, fighting, killing blahblah iii. South 1. Worried that the North will end the institution of slavery 2. North wants to attack their way of life 3. Dred Scott Decision – 1857 a. Case in supreme court b. Been before SC for 3 years (didn’t rule on it till 1857) c. Details i. In 1846, dred Scott and his wife Harriett were both slaves in st. of  Missouri ii. Taken by their master into Wisconsin iii. Wisconsin was a free state
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iv. Dred Scott filed a suit b /c he should be free since he was taken to a free  state v. Chief Justice is Roger Tawny 1. Secretary of Treasury of AJ who pulled all the banks vi. Writes majority decision, court ruled against Dred Scott 7:2 vii. In the maj. Decision Tawny makes points 1. African Americans have no rights that whites have to respect 2. Dred Scott is not even a citizen. AA are not even citizens of US 3. This case should not even come to SC b/c DS is not a citizen and  citizens cannot file a case 4. Said that the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was unconstitutional  b/c gov’t cannot restrict slavery 
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