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  • 300,000 copies sold
  • Northerners said this proved the violent nature of the South…Southerners praised Brooks for defending Southern honor. They sent canes to him to replace the one he broke on Sumner’s head.
  • Marines attacking fire house at harpers ferry
  • Inside the fire house immediately before the doors were broken down
  • Ch 14 sec 3

    1. 1. Road to War
    2. 2. Uncle Tom’s Cabin • Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe • She wanted to bring the plight of slave families to public attention • One of the most influential novels ever written • It was banned by State government in the South
    3. 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    4. 4. Kansas Nebraska Act • Proposed by Stephen Douglas • Applied popular sovereignty to the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. • People rushed to the territories so they could vote
    5. 5. Stephen Douglas
    6. 6. Bleeding Kansas • A series of three events that brought national attention to Kansas.
    7. 7. 1. Sack of Lawrence • A group of pro-slavery attacked Lawrence, Kansas which was an anti-slavery town.
    8. 8. 2. Sumner-Brooks Episode • Happened in Washington DC • Senator Charles Sumner delivered an angry speech about the fighting in Kansas • In his speech he attacked South Carolina senator • A different South Carolina representative Preston Brooks beat Sumner with a cane
    9. 9. Sumner Brooks
    10. 10. 3. Pottawatomie Creek Massacre • John Brown and four of his sons attacked slavery families on the Creek. • Killed 5 men • Escaped persecution
    11. 11. John Brown 1856
    12. 12. Dred Scott Decision • Dred Scott was suing for his freedom because he and his master lived for a time in Illinois, which was a free territory. • Roger Taney, chief justice of the Supreme Court, ruled that Scott was not a citizen and had no right to sue.
    13. 13. Dred Scott
    14. 14. Roger Taney
    15. 15. John Brown • He wanted to incite a slave revolt in the South • He wanted to establish a state for free slaves
    16. 16. Harpers Ferry, Virginia • Brown and 21 men attacked the federal arsenal on October 16, 1859 • He hoped to provide weapons for his slave revolt • Robert E Lee was dispatched to retake the arsenal and capture Brown
    17. 17. John Brown’s Fort
    18. 18. Inside John Brown’s Fort
    19. 19. John Brown 1859
    20. 20. • Brown was convicted of murder and treason • Hanged on December 2, 1859

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