BC: Made by: Katelynn Clark :) Pictures from Google
FC: The Battle for Freedom | By: Katelynn Clark
1: The abolition of slavery was a long fought, long debated, battle between the North and South. The South wanted and needed slaves to work their large plantations; on the other hand, the North said that slavery was wrong and that they didn't need slaves. Many famous people went down in history for the role they played in the abolitionist movement.
2: Uncle Tom's Cabin | Uncle Tom's Cabin was a novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in the year 1852. It told about how cruel slavery was and how badly the slaves were treated in the South. Many Northerners were shocked and mortified to find out that people were treated this way. The novel started a lot of controversy between the North and the South; it was even banned in the South as abolitionist propaganda. It had a big impact on the Nation as a whole; it separated the North and the South even more over the issue of slavery.
3: Abraham Lincoln allegedly called Harriet Beecher Stowe "the little lady who made this big war". | Stowe was born on June 14, 1811. | One of the many covers of Uncle Tom's Cabin <-
4: Dred Scott was born into slavery in 1799; he belonged to the Peter Blow family. He was sold to Dr. John Emerson and traveled with him to many different places; of those places, he went to Illinois and the Wisconsin Territory which was free soil. He believed that since he had lived on free soil that he was entitled to his freedom. He and his wife took the case to the Supreme Court; after 11 years and many different court appearances, the Supreme Court ruled that he was still a slave. After the Scott's were given back to the Blow family, they were granted their freedom in 1857. Sadly, Dred Scott died the following year of tuberculosis.
5: The Dred Scott Decision | The Dred Scott Decision took place mostly in St. Louis' old courthouse. | Dred Scott was married to Harriet Robinson; they had 2 children together.
6: The Emancipation Proclamation | The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1861 by president Abraham Lincoln; its purpose was to free all slaves in the Confederacy. This could not be carried out until the United States won the Civil War, because the Confederacy didn't see themselves as part of the Union. On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. The Emancipation Proclamation then proceeded to take effect; it became the thirteenth amendment.
7: Abraham Lincoln was assassinated during his presidency at the age of 56. | The Emancipation Proclamation did nothing until it was made into the 13th amendment in 1865.