Event Leading up to Civil War

  • The American Colonization Society forms

    The American Colonization Society forms
    This was the primary wehicle to support the return of free African Americans to what was considered greater freedom in Africa It's founder were Charles Fenton Mercer, Henry Clay, John Randolph, and Richard Bland Lee.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Was an agreement passed between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States congress. It involves mostly the regulation of slavery in the Western territories.
  • The American Antislavery Society forms

    The American Antislavery Society forms
    This anti slave society was founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. The society had 1,350 local chapters with around 250,000 members Fsmous members included Theodore Dwight Weld, Lewis Tappan, James G Birney, Lydia Maria Child, Maria Weston Chapman, etc
  • The Liberty Party form

    The Liberty Party form
    Was a minor political party in the United States. The party was an early advocate of the abolitionist cause.
  • The Mexican-American War

    The Mexican-American War
    The Mexican-American war was also known as the first American intervention. It was an armed conflict between the United States of America, and Mexico.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    This would have banned slavery from certain territories. Mainly in places in and around Texas.
  • The Free Soil Party forms

    The Free Soil Party forms
    Was a short-lived politicial party in the UNited States. It was a third party and a single-issue party that largely appealed to and drew its greatest strength from New York.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    This began when gold was founded by James W Marshall at sutter's Mill in Californi. The first to hear about the gold were people in Oregon
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    Was a passage of five bills passed in September. This defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the south and the free states of territories acquired during the Mexican-America war.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin is published

    Uncle Tom's Cabin is published
    Was an anti-slavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The novel help lay the grounwork for the Civil War.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
    It created the territores of Kansas and Nebraska. Opened new lands for settlements.
  • The Summer-Brooks Affair

    The Summer-Brooks Affair
    Was an affair between Summer and Brooks.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision
    Was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that people of Africandescent brought into the United States and held as slaves were not protected by the constitution and were not U.S. citizens Since the passage of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the decision has not been a precedent case.
  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Was a series of seven debates between Lincoln and Douglas. Lincoln and Douglas were trying for their respective parties to win control of the Illinoise legislature.
  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    Was a quadrennial election, held on November 6, 1860 for the office of President of the United states