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Unformatted text preview: 4/19/10 The Coming of the Civil War I. Rise of the Republican Party A. Appeal to Free Farmers, Free Workers, and Immigrants Lincoln becomes the leader very quickly (everyone liked him; natural leader) ^ He does a lot to promote the party; frames it as an optimistic party thats worried with the future. He said they are anti-slavery (dont want it to spread), but wont deal with the issue is established states Appeals to western states; small states and farmers Appeals to factory workers in north that feel left out by democrats Immigrants: really want German and Scandinavian immigrants in mid- west B. Social Mobility and Self-Sufficiency If you are willing to work hard, you can better your situation in life That hard work will take you place II. The Main Issue: The Expansion of Slavery Northerners and Southerners are seeing the other as one way (either for or against slavery); stereotyping A. Northerners see South as a Slave Power Conspiracy Cite the Dred Scott case as an example ^ Say the world is run by slave states and will always be their way Use Stephen Douglas: even though he was a northern President and the South could control them B. Southerners see North as an Abolitionist Conspiracy Think everyone in the North wants an immediate end the slavery and will use the government to end slavery (only 1/3 of North were abolitionists)...
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