Emma's timeline

  • Compromise of 1820

    Compromise of 1820
    On March 3,1820 slaves were prohibited in the former Louisiana territory except in Missouri. Northerners wanted to make certain that slavery was not permitted in that area. This made the South mad because they wanted slaves in the large territory and this upset the slave owners.
  • 1846 Slavery

    1846 Slavery
    It came up again in 1846 when the United States gained territory from Mexico. They thought that slavery was going to be gone for good and the slave owners did not like that because they believed that slaves were property.
  • The Free Soil Party

    The Free Soil Party
    A division between the North and South was strong enough that a third political party was started, called The Free Soil Party. The southerners considers slaves as property and the free soil party declared "free soil, free speech, free man, free labor and under it we fight forever".
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    On January 29 1850 California came into the union as a free state, and slave trade was ended in Washington D.C. This upset many people because everything because a more non-slave state and they were afraid that they would get overruled and could not have any slaves anymore.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    No jury trial was needed if a slave catcher found a run away slave. Northerners did not like being held accountable to catch and report runaway slaves.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas revolves around the the Kansas Nebraska act. The Southerns were delighted with the Bill and the Northerners hated it. This brought up rival fighting between them. John Brown and his son even attack others. This is something that ripped the North and South apart.
  • The Kansas Nebraska Act 1854

    The Kansas Nebraska Act 1854
    The Kansas-Nebraska act of 1854 was to be the last straw in dividing the country about the issue of slavery. They were diving into two. People came in and did illegal voting which they couldnt even count the votes because they were not right. This led to the Bleeding Kansas.
  • The new election in 1856

    The new election in 1856
    The republicans had its largest base in the North and chose John C. Fremont as its Presidential candidate in 1856. Within the democratic party, his main contender was Stephen A. Douglas, who was the author of the compromise of 1850. In 1856 there was a 3rd candidate who represented the known nothing party named millard fillmore.
  • The dread scott case in 1856

    The dread scott case in 1856
    The fighting between the slaves and the Americans. The court ruled that Congress lacked the power to ban slavery. African Americans were not able to become a citizen because they werent white. This was a big fight between them.
  • Abraham against Setphan A. Douglas.

    Abraham against Setphan A. Douglas.
    In 1858, Abraham Lincoln was nominated to run against Stephan A. Douglas for his Senate seat by the Illinois legislature. There were seven debates in all. Douglas won the debates, but the catapulted Lincoln into the National Awareness and his position in the republican party. Douglas did not like this.
  • Lincoln Douglas debate

    Lincoln Douglas debate
    Lincoln was against slavery and did not want it to spread but on the other hand, he did not try to stop it either. Douglas was different. He wanted slavery and wanted it to spread everywhere. This created tension between them. He was the 1st president to represent republican.
  • John Browns Liberation movement 1859

    John Browns Liberation movement 1859
    James Browns attempt in 1859 to start a liberation movement among slaves in Harpers Ferry, Virginia electrified the nation. During the raid on Harper's Ferry he seized the federak arsenal, killing seven people and injuring ten or so more. When Brown was hanged after his attempt to start a slave rebellion in 1859, church bells rang minute guns were fired, and large memorial meetings took place throughout the North.