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The Founding Fathers' First Sons : THE GREAT TRIUMVIRATE by Merrill D. Peterson (Oxford University Press: $27.95; 573 pp.) - latimes. They were America's "second race of giants.

The Founding Fathers' First Sons : THE GREAT TRIUMVIRATE by Merrill D. Peterson (Oxford University Press: $27.95; 573 pp.) - latimes

" Dred Scott. Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847.

Dred Scott

Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case was finally brought before the United States Supreme Court. In what is perhaps the most infamous case in its history, the court decided that all people of African ancestry -- slaves as well as those who were free -- could never become citizens of the United States and therefore could not sue in federal court. Lincoln Douglas Debates. John Brown's Harpers Ferry Raid. John Brown's Raid Video - John Brown. Young America movement. Where U.S.-Cuba relations stand and what may change - Washington Post.

Dred Scott decision - Mar 06, 1857. Also on this day Lead Story.

Dred Scott decision - Mar 06, 1857

Lincoln, Abraham. 1897. Political Debates Between Lincoln and Douglas. Second Debate: Freeport, Illinois - Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Mr.

Second Debate: Freeport, Illinois - Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Douglas' Speech Ladies and Gentlemen-The silence with which you have listened to Mr. Lincoln during his hour is creditable to this vast audience, composed of men of various political parties. Nothing is more honorable to any large mass of people assembled for the purpose of a fair discussion, than that kind and respectful attention that is yielded not only to your political friends, but to those who are opposed to you in politics. I am glad that at last I have brought Mr. First, he desires to know if the people of Kansas shall form a Constitution by means entirely proper and unobjectionable and ask admission into the Union as a State, before they have the requisite population for a member of Congress, whether I will vote for that admission.

The next question propounded to me by Mr. [Deacon Bross spoke.] Africans in America/Part 3/Nat Turner's Rebellion. Nat Turner was born on October 2, 1800, in Southampton County, Virginia, the week before Gabriel was hanged.

Africans in America/Part 3/Nat Turner's Rebellion

While still a young child, Nat was overheard describing events that had happened before he was born. This, along with his keen intelligence, and other signs marked him in the eyes of his people as a prophet "intended for some great purpose. " A deeply religious man, he "therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped [him]self in mystery, devoting [his] time to fasting and praying. " The Compromise of 1850. U.S.

The Compromise of 1850

Senate The "Great Compromiser," Henry Clay, introduces the Compromise of 1850 in the Senate. The plan was set forth. The Fugitive Slave Law. Senator DOUGLAS has given notice of his intention to introduce a bill amending the Fugitive Slave law of 1850, so as to provide more effectually for the recovery of "persons held to service escaping from one State to another.

The Fugitive Slave Law.

" We have no intimation of the character of its provisions. Calisphere - Californio Society, 1830s-1880s. Questions to Consider How do hand-drawn diseños and more formal surveyed land case maps show how land was viewed differently by Californios and by the US legal system?

Calisphere - Californio Society, 1830s-1880s

What can you learn about their lives by looking at the Californio family portraits and the image of Indian "Joe" and his family? How did 20th-century Ramona Pageants romanticize life on Californio ranchos? The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848 - 1830–1860. The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848 During his tenure, U.S.

The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848 - 1830–1860

President James K. San Francisco 49ers Reading Comprehension « Texas enters the Union - Dec 29, 1845 - HISTORY.com. Also on this day Lead Story.

Texas enters the Union - Dec 29, 1845 - HISTORY.com

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You've just tried to select this program as one of your favorites. Ostend Manifesto - HowStuffWorks. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Uncle Tom's Cabin was initially released in serial format in the National Era, a weekly newspaper, from June 5, 1851-April 1, 1852. See HERE for the text of Uncle Tom’s Cabin as originally released in The National Era. You will find each chapter, followed by scholarly commentary, and links to Stowe’s A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin and related materials.

Click HERE to see photos from the 2014 Marathon Reading of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The Kansas-Nebraska Act Explained: US History Review. Introduction < The Confessions of Nat Turner (1800-1831) < 1826-1850. In the most important and best-documented slave insurrection in Southern history, Nat Turner, son of an African-born slave mother in Southampton County, Virginia, led an uprising of sixty or seventy slaves.

As his remarkable confession indicates, he was a precocious youth and became a preacher motivated by mystical voices to fulfill a dream to liberate his people. He admitted that his own master, Joseph Travis, was a kindly person; yet he and his family were the first to be slaughtered. At least 51 - Gray says 55 - were murdered the night of the uprising, August 21, 1831, The details are given in the Confessions below. This event took on special significance to Southerners because the Southern press had reported insurrections in at least a half dozen places in the Caribbean or West Indies and one in North Carolina.

Interesting Facts about the Underground Railroad : Harriet Tubman. Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union - The Compromise of 1850 to the Civil War. Compromise of 1850. The Mexican-American War Part 1: How It All Started. The Mexican-American War Part 1: How It All Started The war between Mexico and the United States had its beginnings with the struggle over who would control Texas. History: Mexican-American War for Kids. History >> Westward Expansion. Gold Rush Video - America The Story of Us.