Dustin's Decade of Crisis Project

  • Underground RailRoad

    A series of houses that slaves could go to following a "trail" henceforth the name Underground Railroad considering a railroad is sorta like a trail, that people would house, fed, let slaves do what they need to like take showers and what not then led them to the next stop in their journey to the No...
  • Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)

    Compromise of 1820, Where Missouri could come in to the U.S. only if they came in as a a slave state and Maine, who wanted to be a free state could become a free state. (Notes)
  • Tariff Of Abominations

    In 1828 the U.S. government raised a "tax"it was the first tariff in the history of the U.S. "1828 Tariff of Abominations." 1828 Tariff of Abominations. Www.historycentral.com, 28 Sept. 2012. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. .
  • Wilmot Proviso

    An abolitionist from Pennsylvania David Wilmot, divided congress by a decision on August 8, 1846. proposed legislature that said"neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist "30a. Wilmot's Proviso." Wilmot's Proviso [ushistory.org]. Ushistory.org, 2008-2012. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. .Wilmot
  • Compromise of 1850

    It was when 5 laws were passed on September of 1850 on the issue of slavery. "Primary Documents in American History." Compromise of 1850: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress). Www.loc.gov, 30 July 2010. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. .
  • Fugitive slave act of 1850

    Do to Black codes or Slave codes, a slave cannot leave within a certain number of miles from the owner of the slaves residents. "Fugitive Slave Act." Fugitive Slave Act. U-s-history.com, n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. .
  • Unlce Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin is a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and is a anti-slavery novel published in 1852 and is about a slave sold into slavery "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. . Could not find any other source so had to use Wikipedia
  • The Republican party

    After the fall of the Whig party and the separation Democratic-Republicans. In 1861, the Civil War erupted, During the war, against what the cabinet said, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. The Republicans of the day worked to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery; the Fourteenth Amendment, which guaranteed equal protection under the laws; and the Fifteenth, which helped secure voting rights for African-Americans. And obviously disagreed
  • The Kansas-Nabraska act

    This is an act passed that banned slavery above the 36'' 30' parallel line and any thing under this line slavery was ok.. Basically slavery was banned in the North and ok in the South "The History Place. The Kansas-Nebraska Act." Www.historyplace.com. N.p., © 1996. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. .
  • Free Soil party

    The Free-soil didn't last very long but had a huge impact on America on the issue of slavery.. being a third party, it didn't get too much recognition, but got across what it set out to do. The party consisted of former anti-slavery members of the Whig Party and the Democratic Party. Its main purpose was opposing the expansion of slavery into the western territories. The party basically became apart of the Republican Party in 1854. "Free Soil Party." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 Nov. 2012
  • The Know-Nothing party

    The American party of the 1850's, The Know-Nothing party was formed when the falling of the Whigs and the Democratic split over the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 and 1855, its members have won several offices, including mayor of Philadelphia and control of the Massachusetts legislature. The party was soon vanished. Foner, Eric. "Know-Nothing Party." History.com. Ed. John A. Garraty. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. .The Reader's Companion to American History. Eric Foner and John A.
  • The Sack Of Lawrence

    This was a raid when a group of people got tired of slavery. This group of people led by Amos Lawrence was an antislavery group that provided aid to non-slavery farmers. This raid was located in Kansas in 1856. "31c. The Sack of Lawrence." The Sack of Lawrence [ushistory.org]. Copyright ©20..
  • Brooks/Sumner caning

    A speech by Senator Charles Sumner after the Sacking of Lawrence. Sumner declared Butler said, "Senator Butler has chosen a mistress. I mean the harlot, slavery." During the speech, Stephen Douglas leaned over to a colleague and said, "that damn fool will get himself killed by some other damn fool." The speech went on for two more days. Representative Preston Brooks thought Senator Sumner went a little off the edge with his speech, so about 2 days after the speech, Brooks went into the office of
  • Pottawotomie Massacre

    John Brown, A Kansas native, after the the "Sack of Lawrence" wanted revenge over the group responsible for the sacking. So what he did was march into the Pro-slavery county of Franklin county, Kansas at Pottawatomie creek . Armed with weapons such as: rifles, knives, and broadswords, Brown and his people stormed the houses of the people responsible for the Sacking of Lawrence, Picked off one at a time, Brown's group dragged out helpless victims and hacked at their heads with the broadswords for
  • Election of 1856

    James Buchanan of the Democratic party, John C. Frémont of the Republican party and Millard Fillmore of the American party all ran but James Buchanan pulled out a victory over the other candidates. Breathing off all the violence over there in Kansas. That was one of the main topics in this election.. James Buchanan did however pull out the victory by a 174 to 114 to 8 "Election of 1856." Election of 1856. U-s-history.com, n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott, was an african american slave from Southampton County, Virginia, On March 6, 1857, Scott lost the decision, Seven out of nine Justices on the Supreme Court declared no slave or descendant of a slave could be a U.S. citizen. Scott, had no rights and could not sue in a Federal Court and must remain a slave. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney delivered the majority opinion of Mr. Scott's case. "32a. The Dred Scott Decision." The Dred Scott Decision [ushistory.org]. US History.com, n.d. Web.
  • Lincoln-Douglas debates

    Two politicians from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, ran for the president of the USA (Union States of America) The Presidency was won by Abraham Lincoln. in a tough and meaningful debate. Both candidates talked about key issues America faced such as the Dred Scott decision and slavery in the South. "The Lincoln-Douglas Debates." The Lincoln-Douglas Debates [ushistory.org]. Ushistor.org, n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. http://www.ushistory.org/us/32b.asp.
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  • Freeport document

    In Freeport, Illinois, In the second of seven debates of the Lincoldn-Douglas debates, Douglas tried to bring back popular sovereignty from the Dred Scott decision. He said, slavery could legally be fastened from the territories if the territorial legislatures simply refused to enact the type of police regulations to make slavery work. "Freeport Doctrine." Freeport Doctrine. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h241.html.
  • Hapers Ferry Incident

    In October 16–18, Harpers Ferry, (West) Virginia, there was a raid by John Brown and his followers. The raid was an armed revolt seizing a United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Brown's raid was defeated by a detachment of U.S. Marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee. U.S. victory "John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid." John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. West Virginia Division of Culture and History, 13 June 2008. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. http://www.wvculture.org/history/jnobrown.html.
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  • The Election of 1860

    The candidates were Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, John C. Breckinridge, and John Bell
    With four candidates in the field, Lincoln received only 40% of the popular vote and 180 electoral votes — enough to narrowly win the crowded election. This meant that 60% of the voters selected someone other than Lincoln. A few weeks after the election, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Abraham Lincoln won once again. "32d. The Election of 1860." The Election of 1860 [ushistory.org]. Ushistory.org, n
  • South Carolina Secession

    The south's secession from the union, was lead by South Carolina. This is known as the South Carolina secession. They obviously didn't like what the Union did. This is a stepping stone to the start of the Civil War. "The Civil War." Â . Son Of the South. Net, n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. http://www.sonofthesouth.net/.
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  • Formation of the Confederate States Of America

    Representatives from the seven seceded states met in Montgomery, Alabama and formed the CSA or the Confederate States Of America. This made the Union mad and this is another stepping stone for the Civil War "United States American History." United States American History. U-s-history.com, n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. http://www.u-s-history.com/.
  • Fort Sumter

    The was a a battle at the South Carolina fort called Fort Sumter many lives were lost. And the South was said to have won. President Lincoln decided to relieve Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens.