Decade Of Crisis project By gweathers Sep 1, 1820 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. May 19, 1828 Tariff of Abominations A protective act. The Traiff increased the cost of imported goods. Oct 9, 1840 Know-Nothing Party The Know Nothing Party was a movement by the nativist American political factions of the 1850s. Sep 27, 1846 Wilmot Proviso One of the major events leading to the American Civil War. Oct 9, 1848 Free-soil Party The Free Soil Party was a short lived political party in the United States active in 1848 and 1852. Sep 27, 1850 Compromise Of 1850 It was five bills that were passed in September 1850. Sep 27, 1850 Fugitive Slave Act Mandated that states to which escaped slaves fled were obligated to return them to there masters upon there discovery. Sep 27, 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act Repealed the Missouri Compromise allowing slavery in the territory north of 36'30' latitude. Oct 9, 1854 Republican Party The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary politicals parties in the United States along with the Democratic Party. Sep 28, 1856 Sack of Lawrence It helped start up the Guerrila War. Oct 9, 1856 Pottawatomie Massacre (Bleeding Kansas) One of the most violent episodes in congressional history took place in this chamber on May 22, 1856. Oct 9, 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. Oct 9, 1857 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. Oct 9, 1858 Lincoln Douglas Debates A series of seven debates between Lincoln and senator Douglas. Sep 27, 1860 Underground Railroad (Harriet Tubman) An African American who fled slavery and then Guided them to the North so they would get more freedom.