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AN03b/c_The Straws that broke the Camel’s Back. (1854 - 1861) by Mind Map: AN03b/c_The Straws that broke the Camel’s Back. (1854 - 1861)
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AN03b/c_The Straws that broke the Camel’s Back. (1854 - 1861)

This mindmap contains the sequence and topic content from a series of activities pursued in class. The content is largely derived from student analysis of documents and the subsequent contributions via a Today’s Meet exercise and class discussion. The link will take you to the Activities.

Abraham Lincoln’s Young Men’s Lyceum Speech (1838)

Dangers of ‘Mob’ rule.

The importance of ‘Law’ to the survival of a democracy.

John Brown’s Trial (1859)

1856: Contributes to “Bleeding Kansas”.

1859: Led raid on Harpers Ferry Federal Arsenal, Va.

The speed of the arrest, charge, trial, conviction, and execution.

The charge of ‘Treason’ and the death sentence attached to it as a sign of the Nation’s extreme views on the Slavery question.

Becomes a ‘Martyr’ for others who see the Slave Institution as a moral evil that must be removed “by any means necessary.”

Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)

Essentially repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

The Missouri Compromise was necessary to resolve the dispute that developed around the admittance of Missouri as a Slave State. Any future state coming from the territories North of latitude 36 degrees, 30 minutes would be free of slavery. Any South of the latitude would allow slavery.

Birth of the Republican Party (1856)

Dred Scott Case (1857)

Supreme Court

Does a slave living in ‘free’ territory have the right to be free?

Lincoln - Douglas Debates (1858)

Series of debates between the leading candidates in the Illinois Senate race of 1858.

Held over a period of time in seven Illinois towns/ cities.

Lincoln’s Stance?

Douglas’ Stance?

Abraham Lincoln’s 1st Inaugural Address (1861)