Antebellum Era

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  • Jan 1, 1502

    Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

    Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
    The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean.The majority of those enslaved that were transported to the New World, many on the triangular trade route.Europe traded goods for slaves in Africa and then sold the slaves to the Americans the process took about 18 months. The impact on million lives in north and south of slaves.
  • The First Great Migration

    The First Great Migration
    The FIrst Great Migration happened because the population in the colonies grew from 450 to 4000, mortality rates were high due to disease, malnutrition, and war with indians and colonies were in dire need of laborers.
  • The Middle Passage

    The Middle Passage
    The Middle Passage was the stage of the triangular trade in which millions of people from Africa were transported to the New World.Once on shipboard slaves were chained together,slaves were packed together, conditions were awful. Some slaves couldnt take it so they would go over borad and would most likely die. It took place in Africa and then arrived in North America.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin to make the process of seperating seeds from cotton faster.It was invented in the United States.The invention was a cause that led to the Civil War of the U.S. and eventually gave the North the advantage to win it.
  • Temperance Movement

    Temperance Movement
    A temperance movement was a movement against alcoholic beverages.It was held in the United States. Women started this because they saw the effects of drinking first hand. It was a huge impact on all wommen north and south because it then lead to giving womens rights. Amelia Bloomer Stanton and Anthony were some people involved.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman born in March 1822 as Araminta Ross was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy.Tubman escaped and made about thirteen missions to rescue about seventy enslaved family and friends,. She later helped John Brown recruit men.She died on March 10, 1913 by Pneumonia.
  • Telegraph

    Telegraph
    The telegraph developed during the 1830-1840 in America by Samuel Morse The telegraph was made for long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations.It helped the North during the Civil War.
  • Lowell Mill Girls

    Lowell Mill Girls
    Lowell Mill Girls were female workers who wnr to work in Lowell,Massachusetts during the Industrial Revolution.The girls were between the age of 13-15. They made clothing for men and women to sell.Lowell is Francis Cabot Lowell. He was an American businessman for whom the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, is named after.
  • Irish Immagration

    Irish Immagration
    Irish people started to leave because the potatoe famine. Over 37,000 Irish arrived by sea and land to Boston.In Boston Irish lived in cheap housing, which charged Irish families up to $1.50 a week to live in a single nine-by-eleven foot room with no water, sanitation, ventilation or daylight.In New York the rooms were better but the price was 3 to 4 times more than what they said it would be. What was the American sentiment towards the Ir
  • Sewing Machine

    Sewing Machine
    Elias Howe invented the sewing machine on September 10,1846 in America. His invention had the following features : a needle with the eye at the point, a shuttle operating beneath the cloth to form the lock stitch, and
    an automatic feed. It set industrial motion on the North.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    Five laws were passed during the compromise that dealt with slavery. They fugitive slave act was amended, slave trade in DC was abolished, California entered the union as a free state , territorial government was created in Utah, an act was passed to settle a dispute between Texas and New Mexico. The impact on society was that was that it seemed like the North had gotten more out of the compromise.
  • John Brown

    John Brown
    He was an American abolishionist. John was like a terrorist to the south and a hero ro the north. He believed that he was chosen to end slavery. He was willing to die for their cause.His sons died and he is in prison and is sentenced to death. He died on December 2,1859
  • The Cult of Domesticity

    The Cult of Domesticity
    The Cult of Domestivity was when it was limited to women's home and family, “true womanhood” rules for wife and mother
    , arguments of biological inferiority led to the idea that women were incapable of effectively participating in the realms of politics. Womens work in the home provides no economic value to society