Free Soil and Nativism


American Party  (1854-56)

-Know-Nothing Party



-Parochial Schools

Republican Party  (1854-)

-Abraham Lincoln

Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men

-John C. Fremont  (1856)



Westward Expansion

-Industrial Revolution

Republican Party


     -Artisans and Businessmen

     -Factory Workers

Cavalier Myth

Cotton Culture

-Soil Erosion

Outside Agitators

-State's Rights

Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)

-Roger B. Taney

-Missouri Compromise (1820)

John Brown

-Pottawatomie, Kansas (1856)

-Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1859)

Election of 1860  




         Immigration, 1840-1860

Legal Status of Slavery, 1776-1860





                    Election of 1860

                     Secession, 1860-1861

                        Election of 1864