Events before the Civil War

Timeline created by mary_rogers
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    A confrintation between South Carolina and the fedral government. Soth Carolina found the federal terrifs unconstitutional and did not follow what Andrew Jackson had planed for the states.
  • Abolition Movement

    Abolition Movement
    This was a movement to end slavery in the United States. Supported the idea that all men were created equal and everyone should be free.
  • Federick Douglas and The North Star

    Federick Douglas and The North Star
    Federick Douglas was an abolitionist leader who promoted fredom for slaves. He published a news paper called, The North Star because he used a north star to guide him when he escaped slavery.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    Senator Henry Clay intoduced a compromise for the North and South. There were things that the South got like, slaveholding. While the North had slavetrade prohibited.
  • The South Carolina Secession

    The South Carolina Secession
    People of South Carolina gathered together to delcare the frequent violations of the Constituion by the federal government. South Carolina was then withdrawing from the federal union.
  • The Kansas/ Nebraska Act

    The Kansas/ Nebraska Act
    Created more land for Kansas and Nebraska. This allowed slavery and also for more farming, which led to more money.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    War that took place in Kansas due to the disagreement between slavery and anti-slavery. It would then be decided whether Kansas would allow slavery or abolish it, allowing the union to be a free state.
  • The Dread Scott decision

    The Dread Scott decision
    This decision was made so that African Americans, slaves or free are not allowed to become an American Citizen. This decision led to african americans not being allowed to have a say in federal court.
  • The Electon of Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States. He was rthe first Republican to ever win presidency.
  • Formation of the Confederacy

    Formation of the Confederacy
    The seven states united together in Alabama to form the conferecy of the United States. This also allowed for seperation from the North