Slavery and the Civil War

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Southern support for slavery – John C. Calhoun’s “Slavery as a Positive Good”:


A key 1850 law that supported slavery on a national level, raising the pressure against slavery in the North – The Fugitive Slave Act:


The majority (winning) and minority (losing) opinions in the Dred Scott case:


The key parts of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in the South as a way of weakening the Southern war effort:


The order that General Sherman issued November 9, 1864 which set the rules for the Union Army’s “March to the Sea”:


Four bits of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that show the ways in which the Founding Fathers viewed slavery:



Slavery a Positive Good – John C. Calhoun – February 06, 1837

Selected excerpts from Frederick Douglass’ slave narrative – 1845

The Emancipation Proclamation [cut for brevity] – January 1, 1863

The Gettysburg Address – November 19, 1863

Sherman’s Special Field Orders, No. 120 – November 9, 1864

Abraham Lincoln – Second Inaugural Address – Saturday, March 4, 1865

13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments of the US Constitution

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