Growing Sectionalism

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    Civil War Era

    Events leading up to the Civil War.
  • Document H

    Document H
    • Chief Justice Roger B. Taney's opinion on the dred-scott casse and African citizenship
    • proved that some people who were for slavery had power in the government
    • Missouri slave who was free due to missouri compromise sued for his ability to be a free citizen in Missouri
    • angered northern republicans that proslavery was taking over the government
  • Document G

    Document G
    • Abolitionist John Brown being escorted to the noose for his hanging
    • proved the paranoia that slave states had against northerners trying to shut down their slaveholding as well as the southern fierce opposition to abolitionism, sparking their tension with the North. -John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry to steal weapons to give to the slaves so they could rebel. -North martyrized Brown for fighting against slavery and frightened the south about the violence used to abolish slavery.
  • Document F

    Document F
    -overwhelming majority of votes for lincoln in North, overpowering the southern candidates of the election of 1860.
    -lincoln's election proved the power the north as well as other free states had over the rest of the country
    - Lincoln was selected as republican candidate for his less radical views and having coming from a state whos favor for their party was needed.
    - Angers the south causing the secession of South Carolina and the rest of the deep south
  • Document E

    Document E
    -news article released in Charleston, South Carolina declaring their secession from the Union.
    -ineffeciency of the goverment and political power being so strong as to cause states to secede from the union and the chaos in the South that followed the election of 1860.
    -the election of Lincoln in 1860. Since he was a northern republican against slavery, his victory agitated the pro-slave south
    - caused the rest of the deep south to secede, creating the Confederate States and causing the Civil War