15 3 political divisions

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15 3 political divisions

  1. 1. CHAPTER 15:A Divided Nation Section 3: Political Divisions
  2. 2. A NEW POLITICAL PARTY Democratic Party had dominatedsince Andrew Jackson 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 148 Years 4 Years 1 Month 4 Years 4 Years 1 Year 3 Years 4 Years
  3. 3. A NEW POLITICAL PARTY • Democrats were pro-slavery and mostly Southern Whig Party falls apart Whigs, Free-Soilers, & abolitionistsjoin to form the Republican Party
  4. 4. THE ELECTION OF 1856 Rep. nominate John C. Fremont Dem. nominate James Buchanan
  5. 5. THE ELECTION OF 1856 Buchanan becomes 15th President Guess what kids, I’m the only president ever from Pennsylvania!
  6. 6. THE DRED SCOTT DECISION Dred Scott was a slave from MO.
  7. 7. THE DRED SCOTT DECISION His owner took him North to live
  8. 8. THE DRED SCOTT DECISION Scott sued for his freedom becausehe had lived in free territory
  9. 9. THE DRED SCOTT DECISION Supreme Court decided: • Scott was not free • Scott was not a citizen – could not even sue for freedom • Congress had no right to ban slavery anywhere
  10. 10. THE LINCOLN – DOUGLAS DEBATES Stephen Douglas (Dem.) was aSenator from Illinois up for re-election
  11. 11. THE LINCOLN – DOUGLAS DEBATES A young Abraham Lincoln (Rep.)runs against him ChallengesDouglas to a seriesof debates
  12. 12. THE LINCOLN – DOUGLAS DEBATES• Lincoln is an abolitionist• Douglas believed in pop. sov.
  13. 13. Lincoln – Douglas Debates
  14. 14. THE LINCOLN – DOUGLAS DEBATES Debates gain national attention
  15. 15. THE LINCOLN – DOUGLAS DEBATES Douglas wins the election Lincoln gains national recognition

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