Discuss Abraham Lincoln's personal background and why it may have influenced his belief in the free labor theory.
Examine the history of the Whig Party policies and the reason Lincoln advocated for the diversion of federal funds to the state.
Discuss Lincoln's decision to support Henry Clay over James K. Polk.
Examine the significance of the beliefs regarding the legitimate object of government.
Examine the impact of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and why Lincoln found an opponent in Stephen Douglas.
Discuss the Supreme Court ruling regarding the Dred Scott case and how it countered the Republican platform.
Examine the significance of the Douglas-Lincoln debate and how Lincoln used these debates to hone his rhetoric against Douglas and the pro-slavery stance.
Discuss how Lincoln's election affected the South's decision to secede.
Examine Lincoln's decisions at the start of the Civil War and why war was not officially declared.
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