Decade of Crisis II

Timeline created by TNaJaSahnyy
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Anti-Slavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that Showed northerners and the world the horrors of slavery while southerners attack it as an exaggeration, and contributed to the start of the Civil War.
  • Republican Party

    The Whig Party disappeared and the Republican Party replaced it. The Republican party wanted slavery excluded from all the territories.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Law that allowed for popular sovereignty in the Kansas and Nebraska territories and determined that Kansas would be slave and Nebraska would be free. It Overturned the Missouri Compromise and many in the north were upset that the Missouri Compromise was being overturned. This Act helped lead to the creation of the Republican Party.
  • Bloody Kansas

    This all took place in Kansas because Nebraska was too far north to attract slave owners, Kansas became the arena of sectional conflict. For six years, pro slavery and antislavery factions fought in Kansas as popular sovereignty degenerated into violence.
  • Election of 1856

    The presidential election of 1856 took place in the midst of Kansas's civil war. James Buchanan a Democrat and John Fremont a Republican was running against each other. Buchanan won. The election was one of the most bitter in American history and the first in which voting divided along rigid sectional lines.
  • Brooks-Sumner Incident

    Sumner a man who served on the Senate who denounce a number of Southern senators, including Senator Andrew Butler who supported slavery. Sumner accused Senator Butler of taking "the harlot, Slavery," for his "mistress" and made fun of Butler medical condition. Brooks, Butler nephew charged at Sumner striking him in the head with a cane. Sumner suffered severely from the blows to his head. It took him three years to recover. Brooks was not charged, but yet rewarded with canes.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott was a slave who sued in court to become a free man. The decision of the court was that Dred Scott was not a citizen because a person of African descent could not be one, so therefore he did not have the right to sue. Slavery were considered property so whether you took them to free territory or not because they were consider property and can be taking anywhere without process of law.
  • LeCompton Constitution

    Pro-slavery constitution written for Kansas' admission to the union in opposition to the anti-slavery Topeka Constitution; it was eventually rejected and Kansas became a free state in 1861
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates

    Slavery is the issue debated by both candidates; Douglas wanted slavery determined by popular sovereignty and Lincoln accepted slavery where it currently was but did not want it to expand into the new territories. Lincoln makes a name for himself and win election, Douglas will lose president election
  • House Divided Speech

    Lincoln is addressing his colleagues during the Republican convention of 1858 when he was running for Senator because to argue that the country needed to be united once again due to the slavery agitation. Lincoln predicts that all the states will allow slavery or not allow slavery. Lincoln wanted to show the US how slavery will split up the United States.
  • Harper's Ferry

    John Brown an abolitionist led a raid on the federal armory located at Harper Ferry. He said he wanted to free the slaves.
  • John Brown

    An abolitionist who attempted to lead a slave revolt by capturing Armories in southern territory and giving weapons to slaves, was hung in Harpers Ferry after capturing an Armory
  • Secession

    Secession was the act by which a state left the Union. The Secession Crisis of late 1860 and early 1861 led to the Civil War when southern states seceded from the Union and declared themselves a separate nation, the Confederate States of America. There is no provision for secession in the U.S. Constitution
  • Election of 1860

    Abraham Lincoln wins the election as a minority president and got the majority of electoral votes. He was a sectional president because only the North wanted him. The Republican Party(Lincoln) won because the democratic party was divided over the issue of slavery. Lincoln wanted to leave slavery how it was instead of letting it spread to the west. This election is an immediate cause of the Civil War.
  • Lincoln 1st Inaugural Address

    Lincoln wrote this speech to the south. Lincoln's spoke on his policies and desires towards the 7 states that seceded to form the Confederate States of America. Lincoln's pledge to "hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government". Lincoln's argument that the Union was undissolved and that secession was impossible. that Lincoln would never attack first and that any use of arms against the U.S. would be considered rebellion and would be met with force