• Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and she talks about the injustices of slavery. Since Stowe put this book out she became a huge voice towards anti-slavery which also caused problems between the North and South. It caused trouble between the North and South because people were now more on the Northerners side because they were getting a better side to how it truly was so they were against the Southerners.
  • Republican Party

    The Republican Party was made to be against the Kansas-Nebraska Act because they just wanted to stop the growth of slavery on the American territories. The Republican Party when first started was mainly northern Protestants, factory workers, businessmen, etc. Then later on after a couple years the Republican Party also had former slaves with them.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was basically where the people in either Kansas and Nebraska decide for theirselves on whether or not they wanted slavery within their territories. The possibility of slavery happening in a place where it had been banned to begin with caused a lot of problems resulting into the Civil War. The Kansas-Nebraska Act also repealed the Missouri Compromise.
  • Bloody Kansas

    Bloody Kansas was when there was a huge discussion to whether or not Kansas was going to be pro-slavery or anti-slavery. Since the topic got a little out of hand it caused the life of 55 people within 1855-1859. It was also a debate on the future of slavery in the United States overall which then led to the Civil War later on.
  • Brooks-Sumner Incident

    The Brooks-Sumner Incident was when Preston Brooks also known to be a pro-slavery Democrat from South Carolina attacked Senator Charles Sumner also known to be against slavery with a cane because of a disagreement they had.
  • Election of 1856

    For the Election of 1856 the democrats had James Buchanan running to be resident while the republicans had John C. Fremont running to be president. The electoral college votes were democrats at 174 and republicans at 114 which meant that democrats won the presidency.
  • LeCompton Constitution

    The LeCompton Constitution is a pro-slavery document that wanted to turn Kansas into a slave state if they got approved. The only problem with that was that people of Kansas did not want to be a slave state but instead wanted to be a free state.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott was the man of the Supreme Court Case names The Dred Scott v. Sandford and this case was the most important when it came to slavery. The reason it was such an important case was because the Supreme Court said that even if lived in a free state it did not give a slave the right to have freedom.
  • House Divided Speech

    The House Divided Speech was one of the most important speeches that Lincoln had delivered because it was him saying his thoughts on how slavery could be controlled because if not slavery would expand faster and faster into the north.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates

    The Lincoln Douglas Debates were debates between Lincoln and Douglas due to the differences they had on slavery. They had difference perspectives on slavery because Lincoln was against slavery while Douglas was for slavery. This debate had a lot of people on Lincoln's side which helped out when it was his time to run to be president.
  • John Brown

    John Brown was found guilty from treason. Brown would also free slaves and give them weapons to protect themselves from anyone that wanted to attack them. He thought that slavery was a wrong thing which is also why he led a raid.
  • Harper's Ferry

    The Harper's Ferry was best known for John Brown's raid in 1859. John Brown had a group of slaves armed and ready to attack anyone that was a danger to them. This group of slaves were not successful in trying to get rid of slavery if anything it caused more trouble between the North and South.
  • Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860 was when Abraham Lincoln ran for presidency and then won it and wanted to get rid of slavery for good because he believes that it was a very bad thing to have in the United States. Since many states were for slavery it causes many of them to separate from the Union because they knew that it was not going to be something in the United States anymore with Lincoln.
  • Secession

    Secession was when 11 states from the South severed their ties with the Union. The 11 states were South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
  • Lincoln's 1st Inaugural Address

    Lincoln's first Inaugural Address was when Lincoln promised to not get involved with the states that wanted slavery but got rid of slavery where he was able to.