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11/19/09 Politics of Separation Election of 1856 John Fremont – Republican Didn’t beat James Buchanan Lecompton Constitution Pro-slavery endorsed by Buchanan Topeka Constitution Anti-Slavery Free Labor Ideology Northern wage worker had very crappy conditions People argue wage earners are not “free men.” o Referred to as WAGE SLAVERY o Also argued a wage laborer was free to leave a job, free to make their own decisions. o Were able to decide where they wanted to work, and under what conditions Free soil, Free labor, Free men Lincoln-Douglas Debates 1858 Highlight deep divide over morality of slavery Lincoln stirred controversy. o Declares union cannot remain a house divided. Freeport Doctrine Suggested that citizens could exclude slavery from the territories Lincoln’s Election 1860 Events of 1850’s enforced growing schism between freedom and slavery Made people question the value of living in the states
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