slavery and secession 11-11

slavery and secession 11-11 - Slavery and Succession 11-11...

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Slavery and Succession 11-11 Debates of 1858 Stephen Douglas Abraham Lincoln - popular sovereignty - slavery- dying institution - reached its natural limits - slavery could not thrive where climate and soil were inhospitable\ - problem of slavery could be be resolved if it were treated as a local problem - against black citizenship - stop expansion of slavery - Lincoln thought slavery will expand into everything, factories and what not, and thought only political laws could stop slavery - dynamic expansionistic institution - if slavery spread, slaveowners would make it a national institution - people didn’t like that because democrats thought it can be controlled - would reduce all laborers to state of virtual slavery - opposed to racial political/social equality Time line - Nov 1860 Lincoln elected - Dec 20, 1860 South Carolina Seceded - Secession- Mississippi (Jan 9 th ) Florida ( Jan 10 th ) , Alabama ( Jan 11 th ) Georgeia ( Jan 19 th ) Louisiana ( Jan 26 th ) and Texas ( Feb 1 st ) - By May 20, NC VA AR TN
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2009 for the course HIST 382 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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