03 03 01

Politics of Slavery

By loryy
  • The United States Constitutions

    The United States Constitutions
    The final draft of the constitution was read to the 42 delegates still at the convention. The state of Delaware was the first to raitfy. Later, on June 21, 1788 New Hampshire was the ninth to ratify and the constitution went into effect. There has been many changes to the constitution since, but has kept the basic premises on which the constitution was made.
  • Missouri Comprise

    Missouri Comprise
    The Missouri Comprise debated amongst the senate and the house of representatives. The Comprise was an agreement passesd in 1820 between anti-slavery and pro-slavery in the United States, mostly touching on the regulation of the u.s. western terretories.
  • Comprimise of 1850

    Comprimise of 1850
    The Comprise of 1850 were 5 laws that passed on the issue of slavery. The five laws included were or had to do with: Fugitive Slave Act, Slave Trade in Washington D.C. was abolished, Californina entered The Union as a free state, terriotorial goverment in Utah, and an act passed on boundary disputes between Texas and New Mexico.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Kansas-Nebraska act replaced the Missouri Comprise allowing slavery in northern territory. The bill was created by Stephen Douglasof Illinois. The Kansas-Nebraska Act would allow residents of the territories decide on the issue of slavery.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Right after the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed a riot broke out between Missouri and Kansas dealing anti and pro slavery settlers, the era lasted from 1854-1861. Kansas abolitionist were victorious.
  • Dred Scott Decesion

    Dred Scott Decesion
    The Dred Scott V. Standford decesion was made by Cheif Justice Rofer Taney, his decesion declared that slaves were not citizens of the United States and were not able to sure in federal courts. The decesion also deemed the The Comprise unconstitutional. The Dred Scott Case was oveturned by the 13th and 14th amendments,
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Lincoln-Douglas Debates were series of debates for a spot in the U.S. Senate.. The debates went on from August to October. The debates were held in 7 different cities including, Ottawa, Freeport, Jonesboro, Charleston, Galesburg, Quincy, and Alton.
  • John Brown Raid on Harpes Ferry

    John Brown Raid on Harpes Ferry
    John Brown set out to attack the town of Harpes Ferry, Virginia on October 16, 1859. His plans were to attack slaveholders. Joh Brown had an army of 21 men, 5 blacks and 16 whites, 2 of whom were his sons. Brown of course, was captured, charged with treason against the state of Virginia, and hanged.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamatin was issued on January 1, 1863. Despite popular belief the Emancipation did not end all slavery. The Emancipation only gave freedom to those slaves over which the Union had no power. 4 Million slaves were said to had been free'd by 1865. This document was very significant to the American Civil war.

    THE END. I thought this picture was pretty cool, shows the American Flag in the sky(:
  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    The Election of 1860 brought in 4 candidates for presidency which included Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, John Breckinridge, and John Bell. The election saw alot of debate on the issue of slaverly. President Lincoln ended up winning the election without the support of a single southerns state. This would become a major catalyst for the American Civil War.