Events Leading to the Civil War

  • Slaverly

    English settlers in Virginia purchase 20 Africans from a Dutch ship. The Africans were sold as indentured servants, not slaves. During alll this time many slaves escpaed, and the ones that got caught after they escaped was called The First Fugitiv Act. The slaves also made the underground railroad, which Harriet Tubman, a slave women who wanted to be free made. It was a big way of how they could excape and make it up to the North.
  • Protest Against Slavery

    Protest Against Slavery
    The first organized protest against slavery in the new world was drafted by a group of Quakers in Germantown, PA. This was known as the Germantown Protest, it argued that Christians should do as they would want to be done to them, that slavery was wrong as you were buying something stolen. They also thought it was bad for spouses to break up but, the owners was making them break up. This is when they started to see slave owning wrong.
  • John's Book

    John's Book
    A book that was written about slavery, and it was in the newspaper and showed the real life, life of a slave. It should all the different Parts. It was written by Harriet Brechen Stone.
  • Stono's Rebellion

    Stono's Rebellion
    In the morning, 20 black slaves met up with out nobody konwing by the Stono River. A little bit later, they burst into Hutcheson's store at Stono's bridge. Then they killed the two storekeepers, and stole the guns and powder inside. The group grew very large while moving South. This was the largest slave uprising, and made a big impact showing that they want to be free. They were soon caught, and much of the group was killed. Then they made a code where slaves can only do certain things.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    At the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, delegates debated whether Congress should have importation of slaves. South Carolina and Georgia delegates threatened that their states would not join the new Union being planned and won the debate that the slave trade could not be restricted for 20 years. They also talked about how they should treat the slaves with a little better respect.
  • Econimic and Social differences between the North and South

    Econimic and Social differences between the North and South
    Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin became very profitable. This machine was made to seperate seeds faster and make it faster to farm. This was a big deal and the increase on farmering, made there be more and more slaves. In the south now, depended on cotton and slaves. On the other hand, the northern economy was based more on industry than agriculture. In fact, the northern industries were purchasing the raw cotton and turning it into finished goods. The South was based on the plantation
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    Some abolitionists helped runaway slaves to escape "The Underground Railroad," and something happened which men, even lawmen, sent to go get runaways that were attacked and beaten by abolitionist mobs. To the slave holding states, this meant Northerners wanted to choose which parts of the Constitution they would want to tell. The most famous activist of the underground railroad was Harriet Tubman, a nurse and spy in the Civil War.
  • Abolition Movement

    Abolition Movement
    During this time the Northerns had felt bad for all of the slaves from the south. They wanted to help the slaves andt they wanted to abolsih slavery. At this point in time Northerns wanted to get rid of slavery and their owners. This occured after many major events, which have to do with book writing. This happened til 1870, and people really were fighting. There was very many articles and speechs given about how slavery should stop. This was just the growth of the movement.
  • Mexican Session

    Mexican Session
    The Mexican war started in 1846 and we gained much land with the Lousian Purchase and fighting for the land. We now were sea to shining sea but the problem was is that there was more pro-slavery states than slave states. This was a problem to slave states becuae then the pro-slavery states had more power and say in how the United States should be with slavery.
  • The Raid On Harper’s Ferry

    The Raid On Harper’s Ferry
    John Brown and a group of follwers caught the federal peoplel at Harpers Ferry, Virginia which is now West Virginia, in what is believed to have been an attempt to arm a slave insurrection. They were removed by a force of U.S. Marines led by Army lieutenant colonel Robert E. Lee. Brown was swiftly tried for treason against Virginia and hanged. Southern reaction initially was that his acts were those of amad fanatic, of little consequence.
  • The Election of Abraham Lincoln

    The Election of Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln was the first member of the Republican Party elected to the presidency, a remarkable rise for a political party that had been in existence less than ten years. They believed that Lincoln was anti-slavery and in favor of Northern interests. Before Lincoln was even president, seven states had seceded from the Union: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. The South did not want him to be president, but there was more North states, and they got to win.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The fort’s leader, Major Robert Anderson, refused. The Confederates opened fire with cannons. At 2:30 p.m. the following day, Major Anderson surrendered. War had begun. Lincoln called for volunteers to put down the Southern rebellion. Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee, refusing to fight against other Southern states and feeling that Lincoln had exceeded his presidential authority, reversed themselves and voted in favor of session. This was where the first shot was.