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Causes of the Civil War DBQ – Documents Document 1: Excerpt from a speech by Albert Gallatin Brown, a Mississippi politician September 26, 1860 (The Northerners) hate us now, and they teach their children in their schools and churches to hate our children...the John Brown raid...the abolitionists among us, tell the tale...The North is accumulating power, and it means to use that power to emancipate (free) your slaves...Disunion is a fearful thing, but emancipation is worse. Better leave the union in the open face of day, than be lighted from it at midnight by the arsonist's torch." [pic] Document 2: Excerpt from Dred Scott v. Sanford, Supreme Court decision, 1857 ...upon full and carefull consideration of the subject, the court is of the opinion, that, upon the facts stated...Dred Scott was not a citizen of Missouri within the meaning of the constitution of the United States and note entitled as such to sue in its courts. Document 3: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: Harriet Beecher Stowe published the best-selling antislavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, in 1852. She wrote this book to show that slavery was evil and that the Fugitive Slave Law was unjust. Many Northerners viewed slavery as wrong. Abolitionists wanted to end slavery and some helped slaves escape to the North and Canada. The Southerner's believed that they were stealing their property. [pic] Simon Legree beating Tom from Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852 In March 1862, Harriet Beecher Stowe visited the White House and upon meeting President Abraham Lincoln, said, "So this is the little lady who made this big war?" Document 4: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: November 6, 1860 - Abraham Lincoln, who had declared "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free..." is elected president. Dec 20, 1860 - South

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