Civial war.

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  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    Undergroud RailroadThe underground Railroad was made in the early 19th century. It was underground passage ways and safe houses for the slaves to escape away from their owners. It got really big around 1850s-1860s. The routes lead to the north, mexico and all over the place just to get them away from slave states About a thousand a year escaped
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    American-Mexican War.

    Link for more information The mexican-American war started April 25, 1846 though Febuary 2, 1848. This war started because of Manifest destiny. Where the americans wanted all of the land from the Antlantic to the pacific. They tried to take what is now known as Texas from Mexico and Mexico didn't want that. After the war Texas was indepentet for 10 years. Then after that, they joined the US.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Link This was also a very important part leading up to the war. It was ment to ban slavery in any territory that was aquired by mexico.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    It was five bills that were passed in September of 1850. They had to do with slave states and non-slave states. They were trying to not cause a war, which it didn't right away. Also had to do with the status of the new territory they have won in the mexican-American war. They were relived about it, even though both sides didnt like some of the parts. Also this is when California was seperated at the 35 parallel.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    This act also had to do with slaves. It stated that any slaves that have escaped or had been a run away was to be caught and returned to their owners. Many slaves found out how to escape from where they were held as slaves, so they decided that this law would help them get the slaves back. But in 1854, the Wisconsin supreme court said that the Fugitive slave act was unconstitutional.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    read moreThis was wrote by a lady about how the slaves were treated and how hard their lifes were, After the north read this they were upset about they way they were treated and were done with it, so when she wrote this book it was the breaking point and the war shortly started afterwards.
  • Ostend Manifesto

    Ostend Manifesto
    More informationThe US wanted to buy Cuba from Spain and said if they refused to give it to us then we would have a war. Purchesing Cuba was a long goal of the US. They wanted Cuba so they could expand southward. The south then wanted to call Cuba a slave state, but since the Kansas-Nebraska act they wernt sure what it would be.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

     Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This act happend in 1854 by Stephen A. Douglass. It created territoires of Kansas and Nebraska, It made more land for people to settle. Also these territorys would vote to see if they were slave owning or not. This did cause problems though
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    This happend because of violent political confrontations. What happend was Kansas had to vote weather to be a slave or non slave state and people from the outside border would come in and vote to chose what the state would be, which wasnt fair. Also nullified the Missouri compromise.
  • Caning of Charles Sumner

     Caning of Charles Sumner
    More infoSumners was a anti-slavery man and he was giving his speech called "crime against Kansas". When Preston Brooks beat him because he didn't believe in Sumners side.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    more info This was a ruling that slaves or africans that were not slaves, are brought to the US could never be actual citizens. Also this means that they were not protected by the constitution.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    read on Abolitionist John Brown tryed to an army of slaves to seize. But they were defeated by the marines. so they didn't make it too far