decade of crisis

  • Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)

    -Maine became a free state, and missouri became a slave state. Define 36*/30' line as slavery line -Balanced slave and free states, created a boundary for slavery
  • Tariff of Abominations

    -United States there was support to place tariffs to help American industries "1828 Tariff of Abominations." 1828 Tariff of Abominations. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. http://www.historycentral.com/Ant/Tariff.html.
  • Know-Nothing Party

    -an outgrowth of the strong anti-immigrant sentiment that started to manifest itself. -was achieving phenomenal growth. It did very well by 1852 in state and local elections Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. http://www.britannica.com/presidents/article-9045808.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    -would have prevented slavery's expansion into any new territory. -"Wilmot Proviso." - Ohio History Central. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1400.
  • Free- soil Party

    -equal opportunity and fair competition for defending the endangered -free enterprise, valuing resources taken for granted in proportion to their real value "Welcome To The Free Soil Party." Welcome To The Free Soil Party. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. http://www.freesoil.org/.
  • Compromise of 1850

    -consists of five laws passed in September of 1850 that dealt with slavery. "Primary Documents in American History." Compromise of 1850: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress). N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Compro
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    -Congress enacted the Fugitive Slave Act to assist the South with slaveholders’ property. -Southern states usually had slave codes that prevented slaves from being "at large" without a pass. "Fugitive Slave Act." Fugitive Slave Act. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h137.html.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    -Published in 1852, it was mainly a response to the Fugitive Slave Law that punished those who helped slaves escape captivity. -Uncle Tom, is a slave who is sold and forced to relocate south. "The Importance of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'" News Virginian. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/wnv-news/2012/feb/02/importance-uncle-toms-
  • Underground Railroad (Harriet Tubman)

    -Freedom seekers found shelter in Caroline County as they traveled along the Underground Railroad -Explore by foot and by car the history and the lore of Harriet Tubman "Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad." Caroline County Office of Tourism. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. http://tourcaroline.com/heritage/harriet-tubman-the-underground-railroad/.
  • Republican Party

    -Members of the Whig Party met up to create a new party to stop the slavery in the Western territories. -Republican defeated Congress.. Saw the 13th, 14th, & 15th amendment of the Constitution to make equal rights to all come true in the south. "Republican Party Founded." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/republican-party-founded.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    -repealed the Missouri Compromise, allowing slavery in the territory north of the 36° 30´ latitude. -stipulated that the issue of slavery would be decided by the residents of each territory, a concept known as popular sovereignty. After the bill passed on May 30, 1854, violence erupted in Kansas between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers, a prelude to the Civil War. "Primary Documents in American History." Kansas-Nebraska Act: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Servic
  • The Election of 1856

    -Republican (John Fremont) disagreed on the expansion of slavery.. while Democrat (James Buchanan) said the republicans would start the Civil War.. -A "war" between 3 political parties on the presidential election. (it wouldnt cite my website, but i wrote the URL down)
  • Sack of Lawrence

    -armed force of as many as 800 men descended upon the newly formed town of Lawrence in Kansas. -town of Lawrence became the first casualty in America's Civil War that would officially be declared five years later. "The Sack of Lawrence, Kansas, 1856." The Sack of Lawrence, Kansas, 1856. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/lawrencesack.htm.
  • Brooks/ Sumner Senate Caning

    -Sumner gave a speech on abolishing slavery in the United States. -attack shed light on the amount of passion in the debate about slavery in the United States "History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Episodes." History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Episodes. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/4632.
  • Pottawatomie Massacre (Bleeding Kansas)

    -small group of abolitionists led by John Brown murdered five men slaves just north of the Pottawatomie Creek. -This massacre in "Bleeding Kansas" was one of the most famous events leading up to the American Civil War. "Pottawatomie Massacre." Pottawatomie Massacre. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. http://skyways.lib.ks.us/history/khmlane.html.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    -Name of African American slave.. was helped by the anti-slavery lawers to sue for his freedom.. -lost his decision seven out of nine Justices.. no slave could never be a U.S. citizen. "The History Place - Abraham Lincoln: Dred Scott Decision." The History Place - Abraham Lincoln: Dred Scott Decision. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/dred.htm.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    -"Douglas challenged Lincoln in a battle face to face debates around the state".. debates were held at 7 locations throughout Illinois. -Douglas, still kept the right of citizens of a territory to permit slavery.. Lincoln, pointed out douglas & said that it challenged the dred scott decision, & that it wasnt fair to those territoyies who had no power at all. (wouldnt site this one either.)
  • Freeport Doctrine

    -Second part of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate.. Douglas tried to revive the doctrine of Popular Sovereignty.. -slavery could legally be barred from the territories if the territorial legislatures simply refused to enact the type "Freeport Doctrine." Freeport Doctrine. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h241.html.
  • Harpers Ferry Incident

    -"abolitionist John Brown and several followers seized the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry" "John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid." John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. http://www.wvculture.org/history/jnobrown.html.
  • The Election of 1860

    -profound divisions existed among Americans. "The Election of 1860." The Election of 1860. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. http://www.tulane.edu/~latner/Background/BackgroundElection.html.
  • South Carolina Secession

    -adopted an ordinance with the connection between South Carolina and the United States of America. -made South Carolina the first state to secede.. S.C. sent commissioners to talk about the federal property within the states. "Thursday December 20, 1860." December 20, 1860. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. http://www.tulane.edu/~sumter/Dilemmas/DDec20.html.
  • Formation of the Confederate States Of America

    -"All legislative powers herein delegated shall be vested in a Congress of the Confederate States" -"We the people.." ( forgot the name of it).. "Confederate Constitution." Confederate Constitution. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/Confederate_Constitution.htm.
  • Fort Sumter

    -U.S. troops holding Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.. -confined inside Fort Sumter, unsupplied and poorly nourished, the men of the Union garrison vigorously defended "Fort Sumter." Fort Sumter. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. http://www.us-civilwar.com/sumter.htm.