The Missouri compromise is a measure hammered out in Congress to find a way to determine whether slavery would be legal in new territories admitted as states to the Union.
He was a slave who, in the 1840s, chose to sue his master's widow for his freedom.
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
This law allowed slave hunters to seize fugitive slaves without due process of law and prohibited anyone from aiding escaped fugitives or obstructing their recovery.
Compromise of 1850
Five bills passed and was a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories that was captured in the Mexican war.
Congress kept a tenuous balance of political power between North and South
Is opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing white male settlers in those territories.
Election of 1860
It was the 19th quadrennial presidential election.
Battle of Fort Sumter
was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter and started the Amercian Civil War.
Battle of Antietam
Antietam creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland is the the first battle of the American Civil War to be fought on northern soil.
Battle of Gettysburg
This was supposed to be the turning point becasue the plan was Robert E. Lee had to invade the North and force an end to the war failed.
Sherman’s March to the Sea
Is the name commonly given to the military Savannah Campaign in the American Civil War.
Confederate Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
The battle was fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant