A Nation divided timeline

  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Was a rebellion of enslaved Virginians that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, in August 1831, led by Nat Turner. The rebels killed between 55 and 65 people, at least 51 of whom were White.
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    Gag Rule

    In United States history, the gag rule was a series of rules that forbade the raising, consideration, or discussion of slavery in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1836 to 1844
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Proposed Banning Slavery In The Territory Acquired From Mexico,Except Texas,Congress Refused To Pass It!
    Led To The Creation Of The," Free -Soil Party",A Political Party Dedicated To Stopping The Expansion Of Slavery.
  • Harriet Tubman escapes slavery

    Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Wikipedia
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin published

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin published
    An anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe.
  • Nebraska Kansas act

    Nebraska Kansas act
    It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.
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    Bleeding Kansas

    Series of violent civil confrontations in Kansas Territory, and to a lesser extent in western Missouri, between 1854 and 1859. It emerged from a political and ideological debate over the legality of slavery in the proposed state of Kansas
  • Dred scott decision

    Dred scott decision
    They ruled that African Americans, whether they were slaves or had ancestors who were slaves, had no legal view in court. They felt that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. In the eyes of the court, Dred Scott had no legal right to request his freedom.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican Party candidate for the United States Senate from Illinois, and incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas
  • John Brown raids Harpers Ferry

    John Brown raids Harpers Ferry
    John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was an effort by abolitionist John Brown, from October 16 to 18, 1859, to initiate a slave revolt in Southern states by taking over the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. It has been called the dress rehearsal for, or Tragic Prelude to, the Civil War
  • Lincoln Elected

    Lincoln Elected
    Elected the 16th president. Significantly, Lincoln carried all of the free states and none of the slave states.