Lecture 24 - Lecture 24 The Road to Disunion I Increasing Polarization-Kansas Nebraska Act A Bleeding Kansas-freesoilers vs proslavery-elect own

Lecture 24 - Lecture 24 The Road to Disunion I Increasing...

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Lecture 24: The Road to Disunion I. Increasing Polarization -Kansas Nebraska Act A. Bleeding Kansas -freesoilers vs. proslavery -elect own government -sporadic civil war -proslavery attack freesoil stronghold in Lawrence -blown out of proportion in the newspaper -‘The Sack of Lawrence’ -John Brown -led attack at Pottawatomie Creek, ,KS -kill five men, gruesome violent attack -Charles Sumner (MA) caned by Preston Brooks (SC) -five days before Pottawatomie -personal attack against Andrew Butler -Preston Brooks is the cousin of Butler -beat Sumner to unconscious and bloody -gap between north and south was widening -solidified the views of Republicans as the party of the North -Democrats are very weakened B. Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857) -slave taken into a territory that was part of Missouri Compromise -Supreme Court took 3 years to come to verdict -primarily Democrat -Rulings: -black were inherently unequal, with no fundamental rights -Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional

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