-Lincoln came from humble origins and remained simple with an awareness of humanity and
-driven by ambition
-active forensic mind and was completely immersed in politics.
-wanted to revive the Whig party.
-Brought up in de
The Elections of 1866
-major race riots against blacks in Memphis and New Orleans.
-Johnsons speaking tour ended in failure.
-Radicals appealed to the people using waving the bloody shirt and revived bitter memories of
-Johnson urged southern sta
-mass immigration of young people to work in factories- dependent on such workers.
-came for booming economy, lure of freedom, deteriorating conditions in Europe.
-Catholic Irish, Germans, Scandinavians (escaping religious persecutions- took f
Outbreak of War
-Lincoln reassured southerners that he didnt intend to interfere with the already existing slavery
but maintained that no state could leave the Union by its own action (intended to hold, occupy
and possess federal property and collect cust
-Lincoln said that A house divided against itself cannot stand.
-disciplined self-education and Whig strategist.
-Douglas claimed that the nation could endure half slave and half free as long as states were
left alone to regulate t
-the Confederacy had much to lose and nothing to gain by war.
-its independence could be lost in war and achieved in peace.
-The South and the North believed in the others conspiracy against their liberty.
-Western expansion caused another look
-They returned to Missouri, a slave state.
-Supreme Court ruled that Scott was still a slave because Missouri law took precedence.
-Wanting to strengthen the judicial protection of slavery, Taney ruled that Africans Americans
could not be and never had be
Johnsons Break with Congress
-Radical-controlled Congress was angry
-wanted to make southern society like the North
-championed civil and political rights for African Americans and believed the only way to
maintain loyal governments and develop a Republic
-ironic because the southern states seceded in order to preserve their traditional ways and
ended by destroying slavery which the South had gone to war to protect .
-Confederates attempted to industrialize (factories, mines, manufacturers) to make enough
-race between northerners and southerners to settle Kansas first.
-People from slave state Missouri poured into Kansas to vote in the election (massive fraud)
-advocated longer years in America before citizenship, anti-Catholic etc.