Chapter 14

  • Free-soil Crusade

    Free-soil Crusade
    Free-soil crusade began.
  • David Wilmont

    David Wilmont
    David Wilmont introduces Proviso banning slavery in the Mexican cession.
  • Free-soil party

    Free-soil party
    Free-soil party is founded
  • California

    California seeks admission to the Union aas a free state
  • Congress

    Congress debates sectional issues and enacts Compromise of 1850
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was proposed.
  • Uncle Tom's cabin

    Uncle Tom's cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Pierce

    Pierce is elected president
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Kansas-Nebraska act is passed
  • Anti-slavery mob

    Anti-slavery mob
    In 1854, an anti-slavery mob led by armed abolitionist tried to free fugative Anthony Burns from the courthouse where his extradition was to take place
  • Know-Nothing party

    Know-Nothing party
    The Know-nothing party achieves stunning sucesses in state policies.
  • Know-nothing

    The Know-nothing party took control of Massachusetts.
  • Buchanan

    Buchanan becomes president.
  • Know-Nothing Party

    Know-Nothing Party
    The Know-nothing party split
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    Court decides the dred scott case.
  • Slavery

    The Court legalizes slavery everywhere
  • Lecompton controversy

    Lecompton controversy
    People of Kansas killed the Lecompton constitution.
  • John Brown

    John Brown
    John Brown raids Harpers Ferry
  • Democratic party

    Democratic party
    The democratic party splits
  • Lincoln

    lincoln becomes president.