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Explain one reason why war broke out in Kansas Explain the Supreme Court s decision to in the Dred Scott case. Judge the decision based on what you know. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The Crisis Turns Violent


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The Crisis Turns Violent
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Objectives
  • Identify one significant author during the
    pre-civil war years.
  • Explain one way for the North and one way for the
    South how Uncle Toms Cabin affected attitudes
    towards slavery.
  • Explain one reason why war broke out in Kansas
  • Explain the Supreme Courts decision to in the
    Dred Scott case.
  • Judge the decision based on what you know.

3
The Crisis Turns Violent
  • Uncle Toms Cabin (1852)
  • Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Never been to south
  • Enraged many Northerners
  • Sold over 1 million copies

4
The Crisis Turns Violent
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
  • Stephen Douglas (Senator IL) introduced
  • Said - settlers in Kansas/Nebraska would vote on
    the issue of slavery themselves (PS)
  • It repealed the Missouri Compromise

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Kansas-Nebraska Act
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The Crisis Turns Violent
  • John Brown (1856)
  • He wanted to help make Kansas a free state
  • -believed in violence
  • -killed 5 proslavery settlers one night
  • Newspapers called it Bleeding Kansas

8
  • John Browns Raid (1859)
  • JB and 20 supporters captured a federal arms
    factory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia
  • Brown-captured, tried, executed Northerners made
    him a martyr

9
The Crisis Turns Violent
  • The Dred Scott Decision (1857)
  • Slave-moved to North with his owner
  • Moved back to Missouri and owner dies

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  • The Dred Scott Decision

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Dred Scott Decision
  • Supreme Court took his case
  • They said he wasnt a citizen, b/c he was a slave
  • Congress couldnt outlaw slavery in the
    territories
  • The Results
  • White southerners were happy, while most
    northerners were angered.
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