Lead:  One hundred and fifty years ago the Republic was facing its greatest crisis. This continuing series examines the American Civil War. It is A House Divided.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: On April 23, 1860, state delegations assembled in Charleston, South Carolina, for the Democratic Party convention. As the convention began, there was a rumor that some southern Democratic delegates were planning a walk out if the party did not endorse a slave code: federal protection for slavery in the western territories. This would force slavery into all parts of the country.

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