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Dred Scott Decision
a Supreme Court case about an enslaved man that argued that since he once lived on free land then he should be free. The judge ruled that he had "none of the rights and privileges" of an American citizen.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin which told the story of how enslaved workers were mistreated. The book made more people in the North dislike slavery.
Abraham Lincoln, who thought slavery was wrong, ran for Senate in 1858 against Stephen A. Douglas, who thought the states should make their own laws about slavery. Douglas won the election.
Confederate States of America, led by President Jefferson Davis of Mississippi (included South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)
Battle of Bull Run
first major battle of the Civil War, Confederates won which made people realize the war would last longer than expected
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