Sectional Division threatens Civil War

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Sectional Division threatens Civil War “All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war.” A. Lincoln
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          1850       1855       1860       1865                        |     |  |                          1857   1859                                                             1861
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What led to the rise of the Republican Party? • Collapse of the Whigs • Know-nothings limited appeal • “Free soil, free men, free labor”
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Since the nation’s founding Americans had found solutions to the conflict over slavery. Therefore, why did conflict over slavery leave the nation poised for war by 1861?
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Kansas-Nebraska Act? Dred Scott—1857 Could Scott bring a lawsuit? No—blacks aren’t citizens [Taney’s opinion] Did living in free territory make Scott free? No
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