Slavery and States' Rights

  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Allowed Kansas and Nebraska Territories to decide whether to be free or slave states.
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    Slavery and States' Rights

  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Court ruled that African American were not citizens, and therfore could not sue in federal court. Congress could not ban slavery in any federal territory.
  • Secession Convention

    Secession Convention
    Texas was thinking about secession from the U.S. and organized a convention on this date.
  • Ordinace of Secession

    Ordinace of Secession
    Texas adopted an ordinance, or order, of secession on this date and delegates voted 166 to 8 to leave the union.
  • Statewide Vote

    Statewide Vote
    Voting scheduled on this day. Texans voted for secession by 46,153 to 14,747. A majority voted against it only in a few counties.
  • Texas Secedes

    Texas Secedes
    Texas became the 7th state to secede from the U.S. on this date.
  • Abraham Lincoln Become President

    Abraham Lincoln Become President
    Made inagrual address and became the 16th president on this date.
  • Constitution of Confederate States of America

    Constitution of Confederate States of America
    The Confederate Constitution was made on this date and emphasized soveignty, or supremacy of states rights and the right to own slaves.