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Apush Chapter 14 Essay

2398 words - 10 pages

Activity 1:

1. Lincoln attempted to carve out a moderate position on slavery, by basically saying that he did not highly like the idea of slavery however he would not stop people or states from having or acquiring slaves. He says this because he knows that if he would completely go against slavery then the South would most likely wants to split from the Union. So Lincoln attempted to keep a moderate position.

2. Lincoln contended that Douglas' ultimate goal was with regard to the expansion of slavery within the country. While Lincoln argue that equality was for all people, Douglas argued strongly against him. However no matter how much they argued both knew that abolishing slavery ...view middle of the document...

While Douglas was completely against the idea of allowing any more slave states into the Union. Lincoln not completely against it. This was controversial because he wanted freedom and equality for slaves but was willing to admit another slave state into the Union. Both men have very different opinions when it came to the issue of admitting new slave states into the Union.

7. In the debate Douglas used Lincoln's House Divided speech against him many times, Lincoln claimed he did not want a divided Union however he was willing to divide the Union by admitting another slave state into it. Douglas brought this point out very clearly while attacking Lincoln during these debates. The way Douglas attacked Lincoln by using Lincoln's own speech was smart, throughout the whole debate Douglas used Lincoln's House Divided speech to point out the flaws and lies that Lincoln claimed.

8. During the debate Douglas attempted to connect Lincoln to the Republican platform. On one instance this occurred Douglas attempted to tie Lincoln with a document making it seem Lincoln wanted to get rid of the other political parties. Throughout the debates Douglas tried to reconnect Lincoln with the Republican platform.

Activity 2:

1. The first report of the raid on Harper's Ferry was reported on October 18th 1859. The initial blame was assigned to black slaves as well as some infuriated abolitionists.

2. The Democratic newspapers blamed the Republicans for the raid they said having a Republican abolition president who had his sympathies with the insurrectionists, would be slow to move in a resting their outrage. On the other hand Republicans blame the Democrats for the raid. The Republicans said the trouble is caused by dissatisfaction among the workmen, who have been cheated by the democratic government contractor. However the opposition papers hold both parties responsible, they said the raid originated and so persistently kept up by designing politicians, both of the north and the South for partisan purposes. The raid can be traced to know other cause but that.

3. Some Southern papers claim that the raid still proved that the slaves did not want freedom. The southerners made this claim to show the people of the South that slavery was still okay, that way slavery could still exist in the States. They also did not want southerners to pick up on the idea that maybe slaves actually wanted freedom. Republican papers downed this assertion for Republicans knew that slaves would kill for freedom. Slaves would go any distance, to any distance to receive the freedom they thought they deserved.

4. Republican: they said his efforts were silly but abortive.
North they gave the impression that they believed the act was called for. They gave the impression that what Brown did was in a need of change.
South: this act was terrible and uncalled for and people should not pity or feel any sympathy towards the wrongdoers. This was treason and should be treated as...

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