Before the Civil War Timeline

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  • Missouri Compromise

    This was a compromise that Missouri became a slave state and Maine became a free state to maintain the political ballots.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    This was a proposal that all the land accquired from Mexico would be free states.
  • Fugivtive Slave Law

    This law announced that all citizens help catch any runaway slave and return them to their owners.
  • Compromise of 1850

    There was a chain of bills in order to help settle the territorail and slavery arguments coming from the Mexican-American War. In order to maintain political ballots there were five set laws of the free and slave states.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Book written by Harriet Beacher Stowe, that completely amazed people with her description of the life of a slave.
  • Kansas/Nebraska Act

    This was a bill that allowed slavery by popular sovereighty.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    People who were both for and against slavery all gathered to live in Kansas to vote on if Kansas was going to be a slave or a free state. In this period of time a lot of violence happened and Kansas ended up being a free state.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred went to the Supreme Court to try and get his freedom, but was denied because property can't sue.
  • Lincoln Douglass Debate

    Lincold and Douglas had seven total debates and most of which were about slavery.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown raided Harper's Ferry with an army of 18 men in the hopes of creating a major slave rebellion.
  • Lincoln Elected/ Election 1860

    Lincoln was elected even though his name was not on the ballot in some southern states.
  • Secession of South Carolina

    South Carolina opposed Lincoln's election and voted to breakaway. They were the first Southern state to breakaway because they didnt want to be a part of the U.S.