The Making of a Nation explains the history of the United States, and each week tells how the country and its people have developed.
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Abraham Lincoln entered office facing the most serious crisis in American history.
Democrat Stephen Douglas was seeking re-election as a U.S. senator from Illinois. His opponent was a lawyer from the new Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln. | The Making of a Nation
In October of 1859, a group of anti-slavery extremists attacked the town of Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry was part of Virginia then; today it is located in West Virginia. A man named John Brown led the attack. His group seized a gun factory and a center where the government kept military equipment.
Thousands traveled from the East Coast in search of easy money.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress had no power to ban slavery in the new territories. The 1857 decision involved a man named Dred Scott.
Buchanan was the last president before the North and South divided into civil war.
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