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1.“We provide for each slave, in old age and in infancy, in sickness and in health, not according to his labor, but according to his wants. The masters want are most costly and refined, and he therefore gets a larger share of the profits.”4e.“1860 Republican Party Platform”: The 1860 republican Party convention in Chicago created a platform that clearly opposed the expansion of slavery in the West and the reopening of the slave trade. However, nothing in the document claimed that the government had the power to eliminate slavery where it already exited. i.That the normal condition of all the territory of the United States is that of freedom; as our Republican fathers, when they had abolished slavery in all our national territory. 1.“All our national territory, ordained that “no persons should be deprivedof life, livery or property without due process of law,” it becomes our duty, by legislation, whenever such legislation is necessary, to maintain this provision of the constitution against all attempts to violate it; and we deny the authority of Congress, of a territorial legislature, or of any individuals, to give legal existence to slavery in any territory of the United States.”5f.“South Carolina Declaration of Secession, 1860”: On December 20, South Carolina voted to secede, and issued its “Declaration of the immediate causes.” The Secession came after Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 contest and the success of the Republican party.i.Increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding states to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations. 1.“A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office

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