By fouem
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise occured when the state of Missouri applied to become a slave state. This would ruin the balance of slave and slave free states. This caused an argument that lasted for two years. Maine then offered to join the union as a slave free state. This would then balance the slave and slave free states in the union.
    BLAINE, JAMES G. "The Missouri Compromise (1820)." American History and World History at the Largest and Most Complete History Site on the Web. Web.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso was an amendment brought to congress durning the Mexican War. It would provide $2 million to enable the President to negotiate an agreement with Mexico. David Wilmot introduced the amendment and said none of the land gained in the war should be allowed slavery. It passed in the House but stopped at Congress. The Wilmot Proviso created great bitterness between North and South and emphazised the conflict over the extension of slavery.
  • Mexican War

    Mexican War
    The war began bacause of the U.S. annexation of Texas. Mexico claimed Texas even though it was established as an idependant state ten years earlier. The war was well supported by members of the United States and was fought by almost all volunteers. After the war abolitionists fought for the exclusion of slavery from any territory absorbed by the United States. The war ended on February 2, 1848.
    "The Mexican War." Austin Web Design - Austin Website Hosting - Lone Star Internet. 19 Oct. 2010. W
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Henry Clay proposed a compromise to deal with issues in Congress. Congress was unsure of allowing CA to be a slave free state, if the slave market should stay in D.C. and Texa's boarders. The compormise would allow CA to be a slave free state, Texas would relinquish the land in dispute but, in compensation, be given 10 million dollars. In D.C. the slave trade would be abolished, although slavery would still be permitted.
    "Compromise of 1850." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. Web. 26 Jan. 2011.
  • Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Within the 1st year of publication over 300,000 copies were sold. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the book to show the cruelness of slavery. President Lincoln said, "So you're the little girl that started this big war," when he met her. It was recognized overseas and was translated into 13 languages. "Uncle Tom’s Cabin." Africana Online: Breaking News, U.S., Politics, Finance and More. 12 Aug. 2010. Web. 30 Jan. 2011.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery. This infuriated the North but pleased the South. Violence soon erupted, with the anti-slavery forces led by John Brown. The territory earned the nickname "bleeding Kansas" as the death toll rose.
    "Abraham Lincoln: Kansas-Nebraska Act." The History Place. Web. 30 Jan. 2011.
  • Attack on Lawrence, Kansas

    Attack on Lawrence, Kansas
    The town of Lawrence was the first casualty in America's Civil War that was officially declared 5 years later. Kansas' neighbor, Missouri, was a slave state and Kansas was a free state. Lawrence was on the border of Missouri so it was a prime spot for conflit. On May 21st 1856, 800 men from MI destroyed it.
    "The Sack of Lawrence, Kansas, 1856." EyeWitness to History - History through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It. 2008. Web. 30 Jan. 2011.
  • Attack on Charles Sumner

    Attack on Charles Sumner
    Charles Sumner was a Senator from MA who activley spoke against slavery. In one particular speech, spoke harshly against Senator Andrew Butler of SC. This caused Butler's nephew, Preston Brooks, to beat Sumner with a cane 3 days later. Brooks was viewed in the south as a hero for slavery.
    McNamara, Robert. "Congressman Preston Brooks Beats Senator Charles Sumner Over Slavery Speech." 19th Century History. Web. 30 Jan. 2011.
  • Attack on Pottawatomie Creek

    Attack on Pottawatomie Creek
    As a result of the attack on Lawrence, KS a band of abolitionists lead by John Brown killed 5 people just north of the Pottawatomie Creek. They were targeting members of a pro-slavery group and killed the members in front of their familes.
    Townsley, James. "Pottawatomie Massacre, 1856" Web. 30 Jan. 2011.
  • Lecompton Constitution

    Lecompton Constitution
    The Lecompton Constitution was written by proslavery supporters. It was the second constitution drafted for KS Territory. It would allow slavery, exclude free balcks from living in Kansas, and only allow male citizens of the United States to vote. There were 3 votes made on the constitution but in the final vote, it was rejected.