Causes of the Civil War
Debates of the Election of 1860
what went down
- Lincoln challenged Douglas to a war of ideas.
- They debated in 7 different states
- During these debates Douglas advocated popular sovereignty
- But this challenged Dred Scot decision
- Douglas won a seat in the Senate
- However Lincoln won the presidency
- Fort Sumter was running out of supplies so Abraham Lincoln sent them supplies knowing that it would make the South mad.
- The South did get angry and attacked Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861