• Congress prohibits international slave trade

    Congress passed a law that made importing slaves into the the US illegal
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    States legislate against teaching slaves to read or write

    States are trying to pass laws that make int illegal for slaves to read or write
  • William Lloyd Garrison debuts the LIberator

    Garrison writes a paper called the Liberator so that people will want to abolish slavery
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    The last large-scale rebellion in the South was le dby nat Turner and killed over sixty whites
  • Fugitive slave Act

    This law said that all runaway slaves that are captured must be returned to their masters
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin released

    Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote this book, so that people could see the evil of slavery
  • Dred Scott Decision

    The Supreme court case involving Dred Scott inspired abolitionism because they ruled agianst Scott saying that he didn't have any right to sue
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    Civil War

    The North and the South were fighting against each other because of slavery
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    This law was supposed to free all the slaves in the South, but was more of a political move by Lincoln to insure that Britain didn't join the confederacy
  • 13th Amendment

    This stated that slavery was prohibited in the United States of America