Slavery 1820-1850

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  • Missouri Comprimise

    Missouri Comprimise
    The Missouri Comprimise declared a set line to determine free states from slave states. It banned Slavery North of this border. The line was place at 6° 30' and was called the Mason Dickson line,
  • Denmark Vesey Conspiracy

    Denmark Vesey Conspiracy
    Denmark Vesey plotted a slave rebellion in Charlston, South Carolina in 1822 which was unsuccessful but important. 131 men were charged and 35 hanged in the conspiricy to kill their plantation owners. This caused panic among the whites.
  • The Antelope Slave ship seized by US Revenue

    The Antelope Slave ship seized by US Revenue
    The Venezuelen Slave ship The Antelope was seized carrying 281 Africans. After the ship was under US control the issue went to the supreme court. the Court ruled that some of the Africans were free and were to be sent back to Africa but 39 were ruled property of Spain . The Antelope and the 39 slaves were returned to Spain, Venezuela, and Portugal.
  • William Lloyd Garison writess "The Liberator"

    William Lloyd Garison writess
    William Llyod Garison becomes tone of the most influential speakers and writes an abolitionist newspaper " The Liberator" with accounts to slavery. "Garrison made a name for himself as one of the most articulate, as well as most radical, opponents of slavery"-
  • Nat Turner's Slave Revolt

    Nat Turner's Slave Revolt
    Nat Turners rebellion (Southampton Insurrection) was a slave uprising in Virginia in 1831. Slaves killed anywhere between 55 and 65 white men and women. About 56 slaves were executed by the state of Virginia and anywhere from 100 to 200 were killed by white militias. This slave revolt led to laws prohibiting slaves to learn to read and write or to gather at assemblies such as church without a white Priest at the mass.
  • Fredrick Douglass Begins to give Speeches 1840's-1850's

    Fredrick Douglass Begins to give Speeches 1840's-1850's
    Fredrick Douglass escaped from slavery to become a famous writer and speaker about slavery. His most famous book is the Narrative "In the Life of Frederick Douglass" which was heavily used in the abolition movement against slavery.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    Convention held in London was originally an anti-slavery convention in 1840. When Lucretta Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton showed up to the anti-slavery campaign, they were refused seating because they were women. This called for people to not only look at slave rights but Womens rights also.
  • Africans on La Amistad are Free

    Africans on La Amistad are Free
    The slave trade ship La Amistad landed in in after it was hijacked by the slaves onboard. Slave trade was illegal during this time so the slaves were nobody's property. Because they had no owners they had no legal ownership. "The US Supreme Court affirmed [they were free] on March 9, 1841, and the Africans traveled back to Africa in 1842. The case influenced numerous succeeding laws in the United States."-
  • Soujourner Truth begins movement in abolition

    Soujourner Truth begins movement in abolition
    Isabella Baumfree a slave, changes her name to Sojourner Truth. She was born into slavery in Esopus, New York in 1797. Soujourner starts to speak out about slavery and womens rights, she is most famous for her speach "Aint I a woman" in 1851.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    <a href='http://' >Cartoon Scale"The Wilmot Proviso, one of the major events leading to the Civil War, would have banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future, including the area later known as the Mexican Cession"- This was an attempt to end negotiation about slavery spreading, it passed in congress but failed in the senate. Slavery was not negotiated until the "Comprimise of 1850"
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott arrange the first Womens Rights convention in July 1848. Lucretia was said to be a "Feminist Abolitionist". Her efforts called for people to think about the rights of not only slaves but the rights of women. Stanton was involed in womens rights, abolition, women's custody rights, and Temperance. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were said to be among the most influential women in the abolition omvement.
  • Hariret Tubman "Conductor" of underground railroad

    Hariret Tubman
    Harriet Tubman escapes slavery to become the "Conductor" of The Underground Railroad, a comple system to help slaves make their way north of the Mason-Dixon line. Harriet tubman helped about 350 slaves escape slavery.
  • Robert vs. Boston

    Robert vs. Boston
    Roberts v. Boston tries to end discrimination in schools in Boston Massachussets. Ruled that racial Segregation was legal under the constitution.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Admitted California as a Free state. Everything that was to be gained from Mexio was to be declared free. Fugitive Slave Law was a part of the comprimise of 1850. Under the fugitive Slave law everybody who comes in contact with a slave is immediately deputized and must turn the slave in to the authorities or the will have to pay a fine or go to jail.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1852. This book was an account to slavery. It made a huge impact in society because this was one of the first widely know books written by a women. It was used in the abolition movement and the book soon became a household name.
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    Slavery and it's Legaacy

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    Comprimise of 1850