Ch. 14

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    David Wilmot proposes the banning of slavery in the Mexican Cession
  • Free-Soil Party

    Free-Soil Party
    A new third party is founded
  • Zachary Taylor

    Zachary Taylor
    Zachary Taylor (Whig) is elected president
  • California Admission

    California Admission
    California successfully seeks admission to Union as a free state
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A slavery compromise involving the western territories of the US
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    An antislavery piece of literature written by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Franklin Pierce

    Franklin Pierce
    Franklin Pierce (Democrat) is elected president
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Congress passes the Kansas-Nebraska Act, repealing the MIss. Compromise
  • Republican Party

    Republican Party
    After the demise of the Know-Nothing Party, the Republican Party was born
  • Know-Nothing Party

    Know-Nothing Party
    THe KNow-Nothing party has great success in state polotics
  • Kansas Territory

    Kansas Territory
    The free and lave states struggle to control the Kansas Territory
  • Prston Books

    Preston books assaults Charles Sumner on Senate floor
  • James Buchanan

    James Buchanan
    Buchanan (Democrat) defeats John Fremont and becomes president
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    Supremes Court makes decision and legalizes slavery in all territories
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Lincoln and Douglas debate slavery issues in Illinois
  • Congress refuses to admit Kansas

    Congress refuses to admit Kansas to the Union under the proslavery Lecompton Constitution
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    John Brown raids Harpers Ferry and is captured and executed
  • Speaker of the House

    Struggle takes place over Republican election for speaker of the House
  • Abe Lincoln nomination

    Abe Lincoln nomination
    Republicans nominate Abe Lincoln for election of 1860.
  • Dems split

    Dems split into northern and southern factions