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Many Southerners approved the decision. But northern abolitionists spoke strongly against it.

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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. More

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Audio Marijuana Helps Children with Epilepsy

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Hundreds of newly-identified plants and animals in Southeast Asia are in danger. Poachers killed a famous elephants in Kenya. And scientists are working to save polar bears population in Alaska and the Bering Sea. More

Audio Ice Cream Sweetens Visits to Maryland Farms

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James Buchanan tried and failed to end the country's bitter dispute over slavery.

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Buchanan was the last president before the North and South divided into civil war. More


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Sectarian means having something to do with groups or sects. Sectarian violence is the term commonly used to describe fighting among groups or sects.
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Video News Words: Sectarian

Sectarian means having something to do with groups or sects. Sectarian violence is the term commonly used to describe fighting among groups or sects.

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