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American History

Chapter 15 section 2

Election of 1856The United States presidential election of 1856 was the 18th quadrennial presidential election, on Tuesday, November 4, 1856. Incumbent president Franklin Pierce was defeated in his effort to be nominated again by the Democratic Party.

Dred scott decision In 1857, the United States Supreme Court issues a decision in the Dred Scott case, affirming the right of slave owners to take their slaves into the Western territories. Dred Scott's battle for his freedom began at the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. The Chief Justice of the United States was Roger B. Taney, a former slave owner, so were few other southern justices on the Court.

Republican party

Election of 1856

John browns raid

The lincoln douglas debate

Dred scott v. Sandford

the court ruled against dred scott

John brown and 18 others captured the harpers

Dred scott

Dred scott decision

Election of 1856


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