This group was promoting the freeing of slaves and giving them more rights.
The American Antislavery Society forms
An abolitionist society that was founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. By 1838 this society had over 250,00 members.
The Free Soil Party Forms
Cslifornia Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush was a large movement to the state of California because people wanted to mine gold. So for some time there was a large population boost in California, people were trying to make a living mining gold.
The Compromise of 1850
A group of five bills that which defused a four year confrontaion between the slave states and free states.
The Dred Scott Decision
There was an issue where the court ruled that all blacks, free or not, were never allowed to become U.S. citizens no matter what. Dred Scott was a slave living in a free state that went to court trying to win his freedom.