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United States History

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Christine Petersdorf

on 19 October 2012

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United States History http://images.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://rahkyt.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/bald_eagle_head_and_american_flag1.jpg&sa=X&ei=D-lhUOx7x43IAYfXgYAF&ved=0CBAQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNGYe9AByl0Kxv1losr_25QudxabTw Uncle Tom's Cabin United States History Uncle Tom's Cabin http://www.google.com/imgres?q=eagle+of+the+united+states Kansas-Nebraska Act Fugitive Slave Law Bleeding Kansas Violence In The Senate Dread Scott Decision Charles Sumner an abolitionist from Massachusetts in the Senate, openly showed that he didn't like pro-slavery laws in Kansas. Sumner insulted the south and Andrew Butler (from South Carolina.) Preston Brooks (Butlers' Nephew) beat Sumner bloody and unconscious with a heavy cane. In 1854, Senator Stephen Douglas came up with the act and it stated for Nebraska territory to be divided into 2; Nebraska and Kansas. Now, if it was they were free or not would be decided by popular sovereignty and the South supported the act and the North hated it but President Franklin Pierce supported the idea also. According to the Missouri Compromise Kansas and Nebraska should have been free. Uncle Tom's cabin, making it's 1st appearance in a anti-slavery newspaper on June 5, 1851 and Published on March 20, 1852 was very influencing durng the time of slavery. Uncle tom's Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe moved America or part of America to believe slavery was wrong and some say she created the civil war, well atleast President Abe Lincoln did. The story plot was a slave gets sold and his name is Tom and the person who bought him is cruel and then another person buys him but the owner later dies soon after his daughter did and he gets sold at an auction again but the owner this time is way more cruel and he whips tom almost to death but when the first owners' son comes to get Tom; Tom dies. This novel showed that slaves were beaten and were treated horribly and this novel was a huge step to helping the slaves gain freedom and being considered citizens and everything else they couldn't have before. The Fugitive slave law stated that all runaway slaves must be returned to their Owners. on March 30th 1855 had an election to determine whether or not Kansas was to be a free or slave state. In 1859 an abilitionist named John Brown led a group, including African Americans to Harper's Ferry, Virginia. They went in and raided an arsenal but no slave uprising took place and troops led by a man named Robert E. Lee and captured John Brown. Brown was found guilty of murder and treason and sentenced to death. This made the south happy that no uprising to take place but the North was probaly mad because they want slavery to be over with. Harper's Ferry Election of 1860 The Democratic party was divided over slavery and the candidates from the Democratic party was John Breckinridge from the South and Stephen Douglas from the North, John bell from Constitutional Union Party and Abe Lincoln for Republicans. Abe Lincoln won election and the South began to secede because they felt like they had no voice anymore. The first state was South Carolina and then Alabama, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia. They called themselves the Confederacy. The President of the Confederacy was Jefferson Davis. Lincoln said, "no state could lawfully withdraw from the Union." At Fort Sumter that the North guarded was running low on supplies, food, and weapons but lincoln only provide foof. Confederate troops demanded surrender from the North and the North didn't surrender but Confederate troops shelled the fort and the North ran out of ammo and Confederacy won. The End!
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