THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Before we begin. . .
Have your atlas ready.
What is a civil war?
Election of Lincoln
Southern States felt they were bullied by the North when he was elected
States’ Rights regarding taxation and slavery
Nullify means to ignore
In 1832, South Carolina said they could “nullify” federal law by simply ignoring it.
President Jackson threatened to send federal troops – SC chilled, for now.
Frederick Douglas was the editor of an abolitionist newspaper.
On a side note. . .
Are they related?
Helped slaves escape via the Underground Railroad.
He and his sons brutally murdered 5 slave masters in Kansas. (1858)
Tried to incite a slave revolt
Cause 4: slavery
Compromise of 1850
Harriet Beecher Stowe
1811 - 1896
So this is the lady who started the Civil War. -- Abraham Lincoln
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Sold 300,000 copies in the first year.
2 million in a decade!