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25. John Brown and Akhil Potdarawamie Creek – John Brown, ardent abolitionists, leads followers to Pottowamie Creek and kills some pro-slavery guys, causing a civil war in Kansas. 26. The Sack of Lawrence – Lawrence, KA was an anti-slavery settlement. One fine summer day, a bunch of pro-slavery brothas attacked the town and killed everyone. 27. “Bleeding Summer” – growing debate in Congress over the violence in Kansas in summer 1856 28. Charles Sumner, “The Crime Against Kansas” – Charles Sumner of MA gives a speech and insults pro-slavery groups and insults Senator Andrew Butler of SC 29. Preston Brooks – Congressman of SC takes offense and beats Sumner in his Senate office over the head until the cane breaks. Severely injured Sumner. 30. Election of 1856 – Democrats run James Buchanan, Republicans run John C. Fremost, and the Know-Nothing Party runs Millard Fillmore, and Buchanan wins as the 15 th president. 31. James Buchanan – PA lawyer, but has no abolitionist view. 32. Dred Scott Decision – 1857, overseen by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, and Supreme Court rules that free territories violate the 5 th amendments, and that the government can’t deny a US citizen his property, so the Missouri Compromise was never legal. 33. Lecompton Constitution – written by pro-slavery activists in Kanses to legalize slavery, but is rejected. 34. Stephen Douglas – though the Lecompton resolution was rejected, Buchanan submits a bill to legalize slavery there, and Stephen Douglas fights it and has it defeated because he believes in popular sovereignty. This costs him his southern support. 35. Panic of 1857 – caused by overspeculation of WSTERN LANDS AND RAILROADS. Mostly affects the North, so the north calls for free homesteads and higher tariffs. 36. Lincoln-Douglas Debates – debate in 1858 over the Illinois senate seat. 37. Senate position – Lincoln is of the Republican Party and the non-extension of slavery and Douglas is arguing for popular sovereignty.
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