Decade Of Crisis project

  • Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)

    Made Maine a free state/ Mississippi a slave state. And said that no slavery above 36'30' line.
    Keep a balance of free and slave stae.
  • Tariff of Abominations

    A protective act.
    The Traiff increased the cost of imported goods.
  • Know-Nothing Party

    The Know Nothing Party was a movement by the nativist American political factions of the 1850s.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    One of the major events leading to the American Civil War.
  • Free-soil Party

    The Free Soil Party was a short lived political party in the United States active in 1848 and 1852.
  • Compromise Of 1850

    It was five bills that were passed in September 1850.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Mandated that states to which escaped slaves fled were obligated to return them to there masters upon there discovery.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Repealed the Missouri Compromise allowing slavery in the territory north of 36'30' latitude.
  • Republican Party

    The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary politicals parties in the United States along with the Democratic Party.
  • Sack of Lawrence

    It helped start up the Guerrila War.
  • Pottawatomie Massacre (Bleeding Kansas)

    One of the most violent episodes in congressional history took place in this chamber on May 22, 1856.
  • The Election of 1856

    The United States presidential election of 1856 was an unusually heated contest that led to the election of James Buchanan the US ambassador to the United Kingdom.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    In March of 1857, Scott lost the decision as seven out of eight Justices on the Supreme Court declared no slave or descendent of a sleve could be a US citizen.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates

    A series of seven debates between Lincoln and senator Douglas.
  • Underground Railroad (Harriet Tubman)

    An African American who fled slavery and then Guided them to the North so they would get more freedom.