It was the issue of slavery that Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A Douglas disagreed about during their political debates. Stephen A Douglas supported slavery while Abraham Lincoln opposed it.
it increased tentions over the issue of slavery across the united states
because of his lack of military skill
(novanet) few black and white americans were perpared to join a rebellion led by a fanatical abolitionist
(novanet) most crops were tended with slave labor
The North was upset because the decision declared the Missouri Compromise to be unconstitutional. - Novanet
The north and the south became tow separate political entities.
the vote over whether to allow slavery
Abraham Lincoln completely opposed the spread of slavery to western territories.
Abolitionists and Ruffian borders conflict
Because John Brown was outnumbered and he should have had a lot more people to start with. Few black or white Americans were prepared to join a rebellion led by a fanatical abolitionist.
Taney led the U.S. Supreme Court as Chief Justice in the Dred Scott decision.
the growing immigrant population - NovaNet
He gained growing respect and a political following that would help him later. -Novanet
The Dred Scott decision declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional and ruled that slaves were property. The decision did not necessarily alarm most people in the North.
Even by 1859, most Northerners were not Abolitionists, by any means. The Abolitionists were influential people, and their opinions were widely promoted. But they were not actually very numerous, even after 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' managed to recruit so many new members.
personal liberty laws
He hoped to inspire a revolution that would end slavery.
Douglas argued for the right of states to decide whether or not to allow slavery
Bleeding Kansas was a dispute, not a place.
Lincoln argued that it was wrong to decide whether to allow slavery in a state or territory by voting