Lecture 22 Outline - The Slavepower Thesis defined d) Dred...

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History 151 Lecture 22 Outline The Conspiracy Thesis Joined 1. The Slave Power Ascendant: Dred Scott decision a) Historical Background John Emerson, Dred Scott, and Fort Snelling Dred Scott sues for freedom—former residence on free soil makes him a free man The Supreme Court decides not to hear Scott’s appeal Scott’s new suit b) The Supreme Court Decides Rationale for taking up the case The decision(s): January 1857 Dred Scott and the Fifth Amendment c) The Nation—and the Republican Party—react Attack on the Court and Justice Taney When is a decision not a decision?—Obiter Dicta
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Unformatted text preview: The Slavepower Thesis defined d) Dred Scott s impact On the Republican Party On the solution of Popular Sovereignty On the Sectional Crisis 2. The Abolitionist Conspiracy Defined: John Brown and Harpers Ferry a) Browns plan for a free black state b) The attack on Harpers Ferry (October 16, 1859) c) The Trial and the discovery of the Secret Six d) The South reacts e) Republicans and abolitionists 3. The impending crisis: the approach of the 1860 election...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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