Elizabeth O - 1850s events

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  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise  of 1850
    California wanted to become a free state. The Fugitive Slave Act was amended and slave trade in Washington was abolished. California entered the Union as a free state.
  • Publishing of Uncle Tom´s cabin

    Publishing of Uncle Tom´s cabin
    Uncle Tom´s Cabin was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was about slavery.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This event established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.
  • Brooks/Summer affair

    Brooks/Summer affair
    Brooks did not like Summer´s speach so he went to him and beat him with his cane till it broke.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott sued his owner because his wife had lived in a free state and he believed they should be free. The court ruled that slaves had no rights.
  • John Brown´s Raid

    John Brown´s Raid
    John Brown and 21 other men went to go attack a federal arsenal in hopes of giving the weapons to slaves to rebel, but instead half his men were killed then he was ordered to be hanged.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    It was an electoin based on the problem dealing with the expansion of slavery. Lincoln won the election.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    John Brown Blieved that God wanted him to end slavery so he kidnapped and killed 5 men. The area of kansas where this occoured became Bleeding Kansas.