1850s Timeline

By MarloJT
  • Dred SCott Decision

    He was a slave but his owner lived in a nonslave state while he lived in a free state. When his owner died he went to court to become a free slave since he lived in a free state with his owner. He ended up going to the suprem court and lost the case
  • Publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was in an anti-slavery paper in Washington DC.
  • Compermise of 1850

    Manie became a free state and Missouri would become a slave state. The reason they did this is so they would be equal slave/nonslave states.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    They got to choose whether they were a free state of a slave state. They had elections to vote if they should be a free state or a slave state.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    The expansion of slavery led to violence in Kansas. Events in Kansas along the Kansas Missouri border there was a national conflict that ultimately led to Civil War.
  • Brooks/Summer Affair (violence in Congress)

    Charles Summer made a speech about denouncing slavery. Residence of new states could decide whether to make slavery legal or not. Preston Brooks was the nephew of Andrew Butler who Summer is after.