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When the owner ᇺ 37 ᇺ One State’s Bloody Beginnings The Civil War did not start until 1861. However, there was fighting in Kansas in 1854 after the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. The Border War, also known as Bleeding Kansas, went on for almost four years. Proslavery and antislavery forces traded murders and raids. Each side fought to decide whether Kansas should allow slavery. In the end Kansas became a free state in 1861. died, Scott went to court for his liberty. Scott argued that his time in free areas made him a free man even if he returned to a slave state.

Involvement in the Atlantic slave trade starting in 1808. Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States. He served from 1861 to 1865 during the Civil War. A quiet, honest politician from Illinois, he was openly against slavery. His election prompted several southern states to secede. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. He was assassinated shortly after the Civil War ended in 1865. ᇺ 42 ᇺ Dred Scott (1799–1858) Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom before the Civil War.

He was the main author of the Declaration of Independence. He owned slaves and did not believe that whites and blacks were equal. Yet he hoped that some day the United States would end slavery. S. involvement in the Atlantic slave trade starting in 1808. Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States. He served from 1861 to 1865 during the Civil War. A quiet, honest politician from Illinois, he was openly against slavery. His election prompted several southern states to secede.

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