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  • Dred Scott Case Against The Decision
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    The Dred Scott Case Against the Decision I am a northerner from Illinois that is against the Dred Scott decision. The Dred Scott decision that was just released is one of the most controversial decisions that Congress has made to date. It was also the worst pieces of legal reasoning ever to be issued by the Supreme Court. This case is a pure slavery issue. Either you are against slavery and disagree with the decision or are for slavery and agree with the decision. I am against slavery and strong...
  • Treaty With Spain
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    By: joe The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of the French province of Louisiana by the United States in 1803. The province stretched from the Mississippi River westward to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico northward to Canada, covering an area equal to that of the United States, prior to the purchase. Except for the Mississippi River on the east and Canada on the north, the boundaries were indefinite. The United States also claimed West Florida between the Mississippi and Perdi...
  • Terms Of The Wilmot Proviso
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    David Wilmot David Wilmot was born in Bethany, Pennsylvania, on January 20, 1814. Wilmot received his academic education in Bethany and in Aurora, New York. He was later admitted to the bar at Wilkes barre, Pennsylvania, in 1834. He soon began practice at Towanda, where he afterward resided. He was first brought into public notice from his support of Martin Van Buren in the presidential race of 1836. He helped to found the Republican Party and was a Republican Senator from 1861 to 1863, filling ...
  • Court's Ruling In Dred Scott Vs Sandford
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    'Shocks, Throes, and Convulsions'Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man's nature -- opposition to it on his love of justice. These principles are in eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow. ' (Abraham Lincoln) [1] America in 1857 was 'A Nation on the Brink' as defined by Kenneth Stampp in his book with the same title. Relationships between the Northern and Southern states had...
  • Slavery In The New Territories
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    SLAVERY IN THE TERRITORIES It has been said that the institution of slavery caused The Civil War. In the years leading up to America's bloodiest war, the new territories the United States acquired began to get enough citizens so that they may become states. The question that ripped Congress and this country apart was whether or not these new states would be admitted as free or slave states. You see, until these states appeared there was a fragile balance of fourteen slave states and fourteen fre...
  • Entire Louisiana Territory For 15 Million Dollars
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    No biography of my life would be complete without a chapter on the Louisiana Purchase. As President I made many important decisions. One of the most important was the decision to make the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana Purchase nearly doubled the size of the United States and made this great country one of the largest nations in the world. Before the Louisiana Purchase, the United States was made up of thirteen colonies. Louisiana and the port of New Orleans were under Spanish rule. The port ...

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