Civil war

  • Wilmont proviso

    Wilmont proviso
    Wilmont Proviso

    Was one of the key events leading into the Civil War. It was to ban slavery in any territory aquired by Mexico.
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    mexican American War

    Mexican American WarWas an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    California Gold Rush James Wilson marshall found gold while he was constructing a sawmill along the american River that is present day Sacermento
  • Free Soil Party

    Free Soil Party
    Free Soil Party
    A meeting of anti-slavery members of the Whig party and Liberty Party created the free soil party.this new party opposed extension of slavery into the western territories.
  • compromise of 1850

    compromise of 1850
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    consists of five laws passed in 1850 that dealt with the major issue of slavery.California requested permission to enter the Union as a free and slave state in the U.S. Henry Clay introduced a series of resolutions in January 29, 1850.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    Fugitive Slave Act
    Was the part of the group of laws referred to the Compromise of 1850. Passage of this law was so hated by abolitionists, however, that its existence played a role in the end of slavery a little more than a dozen years later.
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    Underground railroad

    Underground railroadAn organized system to assist runaway slaves seems to have begun towards the end of the 18th century. In 1786 George Washington complained about how one of his runaway slaves was helped by a "society of Quakers, formed for such purposes." The system grew, and around 1831 it was dubbed "The Underground Railroad," after the then emerging steam railroads.
  • Uncle Tom;s Cabin

    Uncle Tom;s Cabin
    Uncle Toms cabin
    Was the best most selling novel of the 19th century. It is credited to fueling the abolitionists cause in the 1850.It is Known as the little lady that caused the Civil War.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery.
  • Ostend manifesto

    Ostend manifesto
    Ostend Manifesto
    The Ostend Manifesto caused a great uproar and embarrassed President Franklin Pierce's administration, after it became public. Other nations denounced it and it had similar reactions in the US. Many in the North was angered that the
    South was willing to provoke war with Spain to extend more slave holding states. Causing even more Sectionalism in the United States already upon a Civil War.
  • Caning of Charles Sumner

    Caning of Charles Sumner
    caningof charles Sumner
    On May 22, 1856, the "world's greatest deliberative body" became a combat zone. In one of the most dramatic and deeply ominous moments in the Senate's entire history, a member of the House of Representatives entered the Senate chamber and savagely beat a senator into unconsciousness.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott was the name of an African-American slave. He was taken by his master, an officer in the U.S. Army, from the slave state of Missouri to the free state of Illinois and then to the free territory of Wisconsin. He lived on free soil for a long period of time.
  • John Browns Raid

    John Browns Raid
    JohnBrowns RaidBrown's attempt in 1859 to start a liberation movement among enslaved African Americans in Harpers Ferry, Virginia electrified the nation. He was tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, the murder of five pro-slavery Southerners, and inciting a slave insurrection, found guilty on all counts, and was hanged.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding kansas
    Was a series of violent political confrontations involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements, that took place in the Kansas Territory and the neighboring towns of Missouri between 1854 and 1858. At the heart of the conflict was the question of whether Kansas would enter the Union as a free state or slave state.
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    Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental railroad
    Is a contiguous network of railroad trackage that crosses a continental land mass with terminals at different oceans or continental borders. Although Europe is crisscrossed by railways, the railroads within Europe are usually not considered transcontinental, with the possible exception of the historic Orient Express