November 26 - Sectional Crisis Dredd Scott Case Congress...

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Sectional Crisis Dredd Scott Case Congress does not have right to prohibit slavery in territories. Congress does not have power to prohibit slavery anywhere. Secession Begins Election of 1860 Critical Election because it was a turning point New Party Formed Republican Party Strictly Sectional Party Whig Party self-destructs Republican Party Grows (oppose slavery) Most northerners morally oppose slavery, few abolitionists Northerners do not at to compete with cheap, black slave labor Republicans search for a candidate for election Find a candidate except he is an abolitionist and not well liked by northerners End up nominating Abraham Lincoln, a two term Congressman from Illinois Nominate him because he is moderate on slavery issue Also advocated many economic reforms Democrats are so deeply split, that they can not nominate anyone Stephen Douglas-leader of party can not be nominated because Southerners do not like him. Southerners nominate George Brackenridge, so two Democrats and one Republican
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