• Northwest Ordinance

    It made a government for the North. It said that new states would be equal to13 colonies.
  • US Constitution signed

    US Constitution signed
    They signed it to have a powerful government for the nation.
  • Missouri Compromise

    It drew a line through the Louisiana purchase to make the country half slave half free.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    Nat and his slaves killed their enslavers whole family and then went and killed 55 other people.
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    Gag Rule

    It prevented consideration of an antislavery proposal by John Quincy Adams.
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    Mexican-American War

    Mexico didn't think Texas should have the boundary because they didn't count them as a territory.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    This said that slavery should not be in the Mexican cession.
  • Harriet Tubman Escapes Slavery

    Harriet Tubman Escapes Slavery
    Harriet Tubman used the underground railroad to save over 300 slaves to freedom.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The country let California in as a state. They had gold and other things to make the country better.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin published

    Uncle Toms Cabin published
    It was a book about the harsh, brutal treatment of slaves.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Violence broke out between the 3 political groups when Kansas entered as a free state.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The US supreme court upheld slavery in the US, made Missouri compromise unconstitutional, and all African Americans were not citizens and had no rights.
  • Lincoln-Douglass Debate

    Lincoln-Douglass Debate
    Douglas accused Lincoln of being an abolitionist while Lincoln accused Douglas of wanting to nationalize slavery.
  • John Brown raids Harpers Ferry

    John Brown raids Harpers Ferry
    John Brown attempted to have a slave revolt after he stole weapons for the slaves.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected

    Abraham Lincoln elected
    Lincoln won a four way contest with 40% of the nations votes.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina no longer wanted to stay in the union.
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    Civil War

    It was a war mostly caused of slavery