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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Written by a northern abolitionist woman who tried to show people the evils of slavery and exhorted them to join the abolitionist movement. This book raged the south and was banned and burned frequently as an act of hatred. However, it opened the eyes of many northerners to slavery and its true colors.
    Uncle Tom's Cabin brought many people to realize that slavery was evil and wrong. It led many people to the anti-slavery side and at the same time, angered the south even more than they were leadi
  • Dred Scott versus Sanford

    Dred Scott versus Sanford
    Scott was a free black man, saved by the Missouri Compromise line, but once it was repealed in 1854, it was controversial to whether or not he was still a free slave. The case was brought to the Federal Courts, where they decided he was to be put in slavery because blacks were not considered citizens.
    Scott vs. Sanford could be used to prove that slaves were not treated equally by southerners, and did not have any role in society.
  • Hanging of John Brown

    Hanging of John Brown
    John Brown attemempted to start a slave riot in the south, but failed. His hope was that after he started one rebellion, slaves in nearby plantations would follow his example. He robbed a government's weapon house and armed the slaves. The slaves ended up being too frightened to play along with his plan, resulting in failure. Brown was caught and sentenced to death in the south, but was given approbation in the north.
    Brown's hanging was significant because it emphasized the different beliefs b
  • South Carolina's Secession

    South Carolina's Secession
    Election between Lincoln, Breckenridge, Bell, and Douglass, leading to the Civil War. Lincoln won the election by a landslide in the north, but had very little support in the south.
    The Election of 1860 significantly proved that the north strongly supported Lincoln and the election strategies used by the Republican party in this time were successful and allowed Lincoln to win even though the south hated Lincoln as a president.
    This led many southerners to urge for secession and eventually led u
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Election between Lincoln, Breckenridge, Bell, and Douglass, leading to the Civil War. Lincoln won the election by a landslide in the north, but had very little support in the south.
    The Election of 1860 significantly proved that the north strongly supported Lincoln and the election strategies used by the Republican party in this time were successful and allowed Lincoln to win even though the south hated Lincoln as a president.
    This led many southerners to urge for secession and eventually led u