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Lecture 11

HIS 111 Lecture 11: Week 11

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HIS 111
Tina Brakebill

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HIS 111 U.S. History
Week 11
Lecture 11: Civil War
I. Slave Power Conspiracy
-civil war was about slavery
South secedes w/ South Carolina efforts Abe Lincoln party
Republican party- antislavery
Liol’s oppositio to slavey – fine w/ how it wasjust did not
want it to expand
Slaveholders tend to plan as much land as they could to deplete soil
and continue moving west
North is free labor economy individuals free to go into market place
slaves unfree labor owned
South is undemocratic-conspiracy
1. Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854
Appeals Missouri compromise
Issue that matters M.C. lays out geographic boundaries
Illinois senator and transcontinental railroad- connects both coasts
(East and West)
Where is railroad going to go? East or South of Missouri line
Memphis or Chicago? Why does it mattersupplies go through more
people and development where ever it goes
Whigs disappear after Kansas Act
2. Bleeding Kansas, 1855
Begin to vote if slave or Free State, 1500 registered votes in Kansas and
6000 end up voting?? People came from Missouri and hi-jacked
3. Dred Scott, 1857
Slave in Missouri- goes to WI w/ slaveholder
Slaveholder dies- fight slavery/freedom
Dred is free- more about institution of slavery
Freedom in north- slaves were proper
Right to due process- automatically free in state not right for
slaveholder---breaks 5th amendment
Dred Scott could not sue slaveholders can go to Northern free State
w/ slave
Southern abolition seen as scam
3 Republican Coalitions o Abolitionists antislavery pro black rights
o Small freeholders- no slaves
o Big business advocate a lot of structures
11 confederate states
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