Scott lived in a free territory before returning to missouri. he sued becused her say he was free. Cheif Justice R.B. Taney ruled against Scott. They say african americans are not citizens.
Election of 1860
This election brought Lincoln into the white house. He ran against John C. Breckenrigde. Both was part of two different political party's. Lincoln running mate was Hannibal Hamiln. John running mate was Joshep Lane.
Confederate States of America
6 states seceded from the american union. They declared themsevles independent. They end up forming the confederate states of america. 7 other states joined them as well. Forming 2 clearly divided fractions.
Freed all slaved at state in war with the union, It did not address to those in the border states. Lincoln public annouced this. The proclamation is very existence. Democrates opposed slavery the repluicans were divided on the issue.
Lincoln gave one of his famouse speech at Gettysburg Address. Thus speech onlytook him 2 minutes. He dedicated this speech to the 7000 men who died. This was given in the southern part of Pennslyivania.
The 13th amendment ends all slavery in the US. The law was pass at the end of civil war. President Lincoln inisited that this was added. This amendment is also called the civil rights amendments.
This act was set up by President Lincoln. Congress called it the Refugee Act.
Lee troops blocked the road. Lee surrendered to Grants troops. Grant had many generouse terms. The 2 men sat down and came to a agreement. One of the most peaceful agreements in history.
Turning point in american political & legal history. This amendment granted citizenship to all person born or naturalized. No states could deprive any person of life liberty or property. No states could declare that no states could deny any person equal protection of the law. also granteened due process