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Douglass saw the black man as illegible and they didn't deserve anything. He believed that the government should be ruled only by whites. He did not in anyway see it as a moral issue. He believed there needed to be slave codes to maintain the slave. (E) Douglass and Lincoln had numerous debates about this. Douglass still held true to his belief as well did Lincoln. Douglass won the Senate seat, but Lincoln came out more prosperous because he won the presidency later on 8. What was the relationship between the collapse of the Second Party System of Whigs and Democrats and the Republican victory in the election of 1860? The collapse of the Second Party system started in the early 1850 with The Fugitive Slave act and contested the compromise of 18050. This along with the publishing of anti-slavery narrative of Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe; the creation of the Personal Liberty Laws established by the Northern states which created severe punishments for seizing fugitive slaves illegally. The passing of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act which appealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820. This act allowed squatter’s sovereignty in the Kansas and Nebraska territories The Missouri Compromise had outlawed slavery above the 36’30’ parallel. This brought the WHIG Party to its end leaving the country with only one political party, The Democratic Party which almost collapsed as the Whig party did. The Kansas- Nebraska Bill was voted on by more than the residents of Kansas, the majority of the citizens of Kansas were against slavery. This was due to the fact that it would cause many plantation owners to muscle out the small farmers. The Pro-Slavery states sent people to vote in Kansas to approve the act allowing slavery. With the Destruction of the Whig party and the Democratic Party in ruin a new political party emerged. The Republican Party replaced the Whig Party, comprised of politicians opposed to slavery and wanted to ensure the safety and future of white workers. This also caused Kansas abolitionists to incite the slave population to rebel. This was called Bleeding Kansas, this helped to elect James Buchannan who was the democrat nominee for president and he ran a pro-slavery platform and won. Abraham Lincoln joined the Republican Party due to their stance on Slavery and the supreme courts decision in Dred Scot v. Sanford. Abraham Lincoln would later run for president against Stephen Douglas who had defeated him earlier on when he was a Senator of Illinois. The position on slavery held by Abraham Lincoln was easier to swallow for the average American of the time which helped swing votes to his cause. The future president did not believe that the slave population was equal to white men but they did deserve certain rights afforded to all humans. Abraham Lincoln only received won 40% of the Popular Vote. This showed how divided the country currently was. The new Political party would start to upend all the pro slavery ideals across the country. This led to the Civil war which ultimately put an end to slavery within the United States. Bibliography Parham, Vera, HIST101 Week 6 Lesson Lecture “Expansion, growth, and Conflict:1845-1860,” American Public University System. Accessed November 21, 2017

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