Video 14 - a lot of people from the north moved to Kansas...

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Video 14 “Irrepressible Conflicts” 1. What events fueled the abolitionist movement in the north and how did they do that? When the Fugitive Slave Law was passed, northerners were horrified to see their free black neighbors being taken from their homes. This law caused a lot of people to become abolitionist. There was open resistance in Massachusetts while Wisconsin declared the law unconstitutional. When Anthony Burns tried to buy his freedom, the courts wouldn’t allow it. Citizens who were angered by this crowded the streets when Burns was taken to the Boston harbor. After this event, citizens turned the U.S flag upside down. Harriet Beacher Stow’s book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” made people concerned about the evils of slavery. After the Kansas/Nebraska Act,
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Unformatted text preview: a lot of people from the north moved to Kansas. At this time, popularity sovereignty decided whether a state would be a free or pro-slave state. Pro-slavery people from Missouri went to Kansas illegally to vote and make it a pro-slavery state. They also burned the capital at Lawrence. Due to this act, the disharmony between the North and the South grew. Dred Scott, a slave born in Virginia, claimed he was free because he was living in Fort Armstrong which was a free place. However, the court said that Dred Scott couldn’t sue because he wasn’t a U.S citizen. It was also declared that Congress could not ban slavery because the constitution protects it. Dred Scott was later set free by someone who bought him....
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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