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Historical Events Of the United States

  • U.S. Constitution

    U.S. Constitution
    The final draft of the Constitution was signed by the 39 delegates who were present. Congress submitted the document for state ratification. Delaware was the first state to ratify Constitution, followed by New Hampshire.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    This document was Passed in 1820, admitting missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. this law prohibited slavery in the Louisiana territory north of 36degrees 30' latitude line.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    In an attempt to seek a compromise and avert a crisis between North and South, the Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington D.C. was abolished. California entered union as a free state.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Murder, mayhem, destruction, and warfare became a code of conduct in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri. They fought over whether kansas should enter the union as a free state or a slave state. About six years later, Kansas entered as a free state.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This Act stipulated that the issue of slavery would be decided by the residents of each territory. After the bill was passed, violence in kansas erupted between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The opinion declared that slaves were not citizens of the United states and could not sue in federal courts. The Dred Scott Decision was overturned by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution.
  • Lincoln-Douglass debates of 1858

    Lincoln-Douglass debates of 1858
    There were a series of debates overy slavery. the Northern section was against the Southern section for slavery. Abraham LIncoln knew that if Douglass answered to one of the questions for his side to offend the other side, he can never be president.
  • John Brown's Raid

    Brown set out for Harper's ferry with 21 men. They reached the town at 4am. Raided the town, capturing 60 citizens. this amazing event prompted the Cival War.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Four candidates were nominated. Republican party was opposed to the expansion of slavery. Lincoln won the election without receiving a single vote from a southern state. Immediately following his election, Southern states began withdrawing from the union, setting stage for a cival war and the creation of a new state.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Issued by Abraham Lincoln, this declared all people held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state, could be in rebellion against the United States. This document did not end slavery however, it did change the basic character of the Cival War. The Proclamation authorized the recruitment of African Americans as Union Soldiers. By the end of Cival War, 180,000 African Americans had served in the union army and 18,000 in the navy.