Allison Norris's Timeline

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    1850- 1860 Timeline

  • Kansas- Nebraska Act

    Kansas- Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska Act was published to spread the idea of new states being able to make new laws. This could have created controversy among states. It was published because people felt the need to voice their opinions about the way new states were governed. It caused many people to doubt the government.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was a fight between northerners and southerners, The north and south had different veiws on Kansas and what kind of state it should come into the union as. South thought Kansas should come in as a slave state and north thought it should come in as a free state. This fight between the north and south created more tension between the two. In the end, Kansas was admitted as a free state,
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford Case

    Dred Scott v. Sandford Case
    The Dred Scott v. Sandford case was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that said that all people of African decent could not receive any American citizenship. Scott wanted freedom from his master so he sued Eliza Emerson. In the end, the jury declared that Scott would still be a slave.
  • John Brown's Execution

    John Brown's Execution
    John Brown was executed because of his failed attempt to take over at Harper's Ferry. Brown was a very well known abolitionist that many people listened to. He was the leader of many so when he died, abolitionists didn't take part in many big actions soon after his death.
  • The 1860 Election

    The 1860 Election
    In the election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected president. He was very much against the expansion of slavery and the south did not like this particular fact. He became president by getting votes that he knew he could get. He didn't try to get votes in the south because he knews that they would not vote for him. After he was elected, the south was very angry and started to consider the thought of secceeding.