A Nation About To Break: AJ Larson

  • Compromise of 1820

    Compromise of 1820
    This was an agreement in congress that slaves were prohibited in the former Louisiana Purchase, except Missouri.
  • Wilmot Provisio

    Wilmot Provisio
    This was an agreement that prevented slavery from the Mexico Terriory. This started sectionalism wich means that the North and the South are getting separated.
  • Free Soil Party

    Free Soil Party
    The Free soil party created the 3rd political party, and it was called anti-slavery party.
  • California Becomes Free State

    California Becomes Free State
    California's admtion into the union as a free state with it's current boundaries was made.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    Slave catchers did not need arrest warrents, if the blacks did not have their papers they would be put into slavery. Even if the black had papers, sometimes the white would just ripp it up right infront of them and take them into slavery.
  • Comprimise of 1850

    Comprimise of 1850
    Slave trade in Washington D.C was ended when the comprimise of 1850 was made.
  • "Bleeding Kansas"

    "Bleeding Kansas"
    This all started when John Brown and his sons attacked and murdered 5 pro-slavery men. The fighting continued also. Buildings were burned, and armies were formed on each side. This divided the nation and pointed toward the Civill War.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This act was proposed to support the building of the transcontinnental railroad, but it repealed the Missouri Compromise. A bill was also drafted to let the settlers of Nebraska Territory decide by popular vote if they would be a slave state or not. This also started the Republican party.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Dred Scott was a slave in two free states then moved to Louisiana and became a free man. He moved to Missouri after than and they took him into slavery again. They did this because he was not white so he was not considered a citezen of the U.S., therefore the supreme court ruled that he could not sue in the courts.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate

    Lincoln Douglas Debate
    Lincoln was Nominated to run for senate by the Illinois legislature. The key issue was slavery, and some have called them value debates because they were about morals, human rights, and philosophy.
  • John Brown's attack on Harpers Fairy

    John Brown's attack on Harpers Fairy
    During this attack on Harpers Ferry Brown seized the arsenal and tried to give the blacks weapons, but his attack failed because after 36 hours each of his men had either fled, or gotten killed. Brown was hung after this and the Northerners praised him. The southerners were scared that someone else would attempt this also.
  • Elevtion of 1860

    Elevtion of 1860
    There were four cantidates, Lincoln, Douglas, Bell, and Breakenridge. The four way election eventually split into two totally different elections. Lincoln and Douglas for the North, and Bell and Breakinridge for the South. Lincoln won in the North and Breakenridge won in the South.