Civil Causes Timeline

Timeline created by shelbydoody
In History
  • The Hartford Convention

    The Hartford Convention
    Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode island discuss their disapproval of the war (1812), the start of nullification (unconstitutional infringement). The federalist fall out of favor.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    Purpose: To break the Congressional deadlock over Missouri's admission
    The compromise proposes that Missouri be admitted as a slave state and that the northern counties of Massachusetts be admitted as free, to preserve the balance between slave and free states. The Compromise also prohibits slavery in all territory west of the Mississippi River, with the exception of Missouri. Many Southerners argue against the exclusion of slavery from such a large area of the country.
  • Tarrif of 1828

    Tarrif of 1828
    Set a 38% tax on imported goods and a 45% tax on imported raw materials. South Carolina issued a report entitled "South Carolina Exposition and Protest." Which proposes to reserve to each state the right to nullify an act of Congress as unconstitutional and permit the state to prevent the law's enforcement within its borders
  • Tarrif of 1832

    Tarrif of 1832
    Offers South Carolina and the South little relief and provokes new controversy between the sections of the country. South Carolina passes an Ordinance of Nullification with an effective date of February 1, 1833. The convention declares the tariff void because it threatens the state's interests.
  • The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War
    It started because of the annexation of Texas into U.S. There was a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim). Northern representatives pass the Wilmot Proviso which would prevent slavery in land captured from Mexico. Southern Senators block the proviso from becoming law. The Wilmot Proviso never becomes law but it does increase friction between the North and South.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Confirms the Texas border with Mexico and U.S. possession of California and the New Mexico territory. Taylor's moderate views on the acceptability of the Wilmot Proviso angered his unsuspecting Southern supporters, but did not fully satisfy Northerners who wanted to limit or abolish slavery
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    To handle California's petition for admission to the union as a free state and Texas's demand for land in New Mexico. It proposes the admission of California, compensation of $10 million to Texas, permission to citizens of New Mexico and Utah to vote on whether slavery would be allowed in their territories. A ban of the slave trade in DC and a stronger fugitive slave law with more enforcement.