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A unprecedented first-hand glimpse of the Civil warfare during the phrases of these who have been thereThis intriguing new addition to the yank background American Voices sequence bargains younger readers insights into the tradition and concepts of the Civil struggle period via numerous basic resources. The booklet contains significant old files, equivalent to the Gettysburg deal with, in addition to extra customized bills of the struggle and of the preferred tradition of the days present in diaries, ads, and journal and newspaper articles. all through, the readings are supplemented through introductions, interval illustrations, sidebar info, and vocabularies.David C. King (Hillsdale, new york) is the writer of Wiley's American childrens in historical past sequence of U.S. background job books in addition to Colonies and Revolution and Westward enlargement within the American historical past American Voices sequence. American background is the most excellent American historical past journal and is celebrated for its reference books.

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The painting is based on a story of Brown meeting a slave and her child as he left the jail on the way to his execution. qxd 8/4/03 10:22 AM Page 36 36 CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION COURTESY NATIONAL ARCHIVES The Election of 1860: Two Presidents Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. The presidential election of 1860 brought the North-South crisis to a decisive point. Southern leaders said they would not accept Lincoln as their president if elected because his Republican party was dedicated to ending slavery.

The basic argument used by his lawyers was that his owner, a physician, had taken him to live for a time in Illinois, a free state, and then into a free territory. Because Scott had lived in free territory, they argued, he was legally a free man. The case slowly made its way through the lower courts. S. Supreme Court decided to use the case to settle the issue of slavery in the territories once and for all. Few Supreme Court decisions have aroused more controversy than the one handed down by Chief Justice Roger B.

Did they not thus make it? . They agreed to form a government uniting [the states] together, as they stood divided into free and slave States, and to guarantee forever to each State the right to do as it pleased on the slavery question. Having thus made the government, and conferred this right upon each State forever, I assert that this government can exist as they made it, divided into free and slave States. He says he looks forward to a time when slavery shall be abolished everywhere. I look forward to a time when each State shall be allowed to do as it pleases.

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