A Nation About to break

By Abens35
  • The Wilmot Proviso

    The Wilmot Proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso stated that slavery was not allowed in the Former Louisiana Territory, excuding Missouri. This Bill was never actually passed.
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    A Nation About to Break

  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    To reach the compromise 5 different laws had to be created. With the compromise in place friction between the North and South cooled down for awhile. The compromise made California a free state and ended the slave trade in Washington D.C.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    This act stated that a Slave Catcher did not need a warrant or jury trial to determine if he had found a runaway slave. It also stated that if a Northerner did not report a runaway slave they could go to Jail. Many Slave Catchers would take free slaves into slavery by simply disposing of their Freedom papers.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The act divided the territory in two. One would become a slave region, while one would not be. This act also repealed the Missouri compromise.
  • The Dred Scott Case

    The Dred Scott Case
    Dred Scott was trying to petition for his freedom. During the second court trial Dred Scott and his family were set free. When a later case reached the Supreme court they said it was unconstitutional for a Black man to petition for his freedom. they also ruled that his time in free teritories did not count.
  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    These debates consisted of 7 large debates.The debates covered the topic of slavery. The morals, human rights, and philosophy of it. During the debates Lincoln made it very clear that he did not want to abolish slavery, but simply keep it from expanding. Douglas would end up winning the debates.
  • John Brown Slave Rebellion

    John Brown Slave Rebellion
    John Brown and his men siezed a federal arsenal. His men also killed 7 men including a free slave. The Rebellion would be shut down after three days by militias and farmers. Although John Brown and his men hurt people there were memorial ceromonies held for him after his hanging.
  • The South Secedes

    The South Secedes
    President Buchanan thought it was unconstituational for the South to secede. Lincoln made it clear that he did not want to abolish slavery.
  • The Election of 1860

    The election that year consisted of four canidates. Abraham Lincoln won the North, while Breckinridge won the South.