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Crisis Deepens Notes

  1. 1. CRISIS DEEPENS
  2. 2. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE - author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, an important book to the abolitionist movement
  3. 3. President Lincoln once met her and said: “So, you’re the lady that started this whole war.”
  4. 4. UNLCE TOM’S CABIN - a novel about a runaway slave escaping to the North, makes people aware of the issue of slavery, sells hundreds of thousands of copies
  5. 5. the plot of Uncle Tom’s Cabin is the story of the life of a slave named Tom Includes some stories of escapes to freedom
  6. 6. FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT - a law that said slaves could be arrested without an arrest warrant and brought back to their owner in the South
  7. 7. Southerners felt the Fugitive Slave Act was justified because slaves were viewed as property
  8. 8. The Fugitive Slave Act brought the issue of slavery to the North Northerners now had to face the slavery issue
  9. 9. the Nebraska Territory was now the new controversy
  10. 10. Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois proposes the KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT to create Nebraska and Kansas Territories
  11. 12. Each territory will be able to decide whether they want to be a free or slave state - POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY
  12. 13. This act would replace the Missouri Compromise in deciding free or slave states
  13. 15. people for and against slavery now moved to this area to be able to vote on this issue
  14. 16. Many people voted illegally and fights break out in Kansas - this becomes known as “BLEEDING KANSAS” An attack on Lawrence becomes known as the “Sack of Lawrence” BLEEDING KANSAS
  15. 17. JOHN BROWN is in Kansas and begins to become a strict abolitionist He will become an important figure later
  16. 18. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts is attacked on the floor of the Senate and hit over 30 times with a cane by a slavery supporter An attack even happened in Congress
  17. 19. ATTACK ON SENATOR SUMNER ON FLOOR OF THE SENATE
  18. 20. THE END

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