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Republican Party
political party formed in 1854 by opponents of slavery
John C. Fremont
Republican presidental candidate in 1856
James Buchanan
Democractic presidential candidate in 1856
Dred Scott v. Sandford
1856 Supreme Court case in which a slave, Dred Scott, sued for his freedom; the Court ruled against Scott
Roger B. Taney
Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the majority opinion in the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford
Abraham Lincoln
Illinois Republican who ran against Stephen A. Douglas in 1858
Harpers Ferry
federal arsenal in Viriginia; captured in 1859 during an antislavery revolt
Whig Party
political party organized in 1834 to oppose the policies of Andrew Jackson
Know-Nothing Party
anti-immigrant party formed in the 1850's