A Nation Breaking Apart

  • Wilmot Proviso

    This bill aimed to outlaw slavery in the territories taken from mexico. The bill passed in the house of represenatives but was defeated in the senate thus causeing a divison in congress. Although, not a success it led to the formation of the free soil party.
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  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 was that the state of California can go into statehood as a free state and congress will not pass laws regarding slavery in the south
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    The Kansas nebraska act gave territorise to Kansas and Nebraska and thay get to decide to be a free or a slave state.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    The fight between Abloshers and slave supporters in kansas which led to to a fight amoung themselves which caused civil war in kansas in 1855
  • Canning of Sumner

    A fight that broke otu in congress after Sumner delivered a speach on slavery the senator of south carolina A.P. Butler was made fun of in the speach Preston Brokes
  • Dred scott v. sand ford

    A supreme court case where Dred scott claimed he was a free man when he went to a free teritory and wanted to sue. supreme court ruled that he could not sue due to whne he was in the free teritory he did not apllie to become a citizen. The out come of the case was no african amarican could become a citizen.
  • Attack on Harpers ferry

    A attack on a fedral arsenal in harpers ferry in virgina led by Jhon brown trying to encourage slaves to fight for there freedom.
  • Election of 1860

    The election of 1860 was between Lincoln,Douglas,Beckenridgeand bell but lincoln won the election.