Violence between proslavery and antislavery forces lasted several years after the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Republican Party: stop the expansion of slavery
Dred Scott Case
Dred Scott is a slave and therefore cannot sue anyone in court
Slaves are considered property so slavery cannot be limited by Congress
John Brown wanted to start a slave uprising that would spread across the South so he captured the arsenal at Harper’s Ferry. John Brown’s plan failed and all his men were killed or captured. Brown was captured, put on trial, and sentenced to death by hanging.
Southern states believed Lincoln would immediately abolish slavery, even though he promised he would not do so.
The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter (in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina)