Civil war

Events Leading up to the Civil War

  • Stephen Austin

    Stephen Austin
    He travels to MX City to compromise with the government. He wrote "Texas should start peacefully organizing its own state government." Many concessions were coming from A.Lopez de Santa Anna, the president of Mexico.
  • Stephen Austin

    Stephen Austin
    He was arrested for treason.
  • Start of Mexican/American war

    Start of Mexican/American war
    The Settlers' army first tried to attack MExican force.
  • retreated to San Antonio

    retreated to San Antonio
    The Mexican force had not given any orders by the president to attack. Therefore, they retreted to San Antonio where Texans followed them and forced a mojor Mexican force out of the big city.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Wilmot added an addition to the war. He stated "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist." This was passed in the House of Representatives.
  • compromise of 1850

    compromise of 1850
    It didn't pass clay's bill because of president Taylor objecting it. Although Douglass made it to where there are more smaller bills than one large compromise, Then the people were allowed to vote in the areas they do agree to instead of not voting because of one section they don't agree too. This was passed in September.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    This is part of the compromise of 1850. Slaveholders can point out runaways. The slaves would go under custody.
  • underground railroads

    underground railroads
    This system was to help slaves run away to the North for freedom. There was a leader, called a conductor, to guide all the slaves through a safe and secret route.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    This women started started writing a book and within the next year of it being finished it sold 300,000 copies. This book discribed to the nation what people don't see what the government is doing and how slavery really is.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    These states were both territories when this was occuring. They both were in the porocess of becoming a state and wasn't sure if Nebraska should be a slave state or not. Nebraska had the choise to allow slavery if they chose to. The settlement was to have Kansas as a slave state and Nebraska a free state.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    This was the first battle between slavery and opposing states. missourians went across the border illegally to Kansas to vote illegally for pro- slavery.
  • Ostend Manirfesto

    Ostend Manirfesto
    This was a document made for the purcahsae of Spain and Cuba from the United States. The United States stated that if they refused we would go to war with them. Cuba was left to becoming a slave state but with the Kansas Nebraka Act they weren't sure of to situatation anymore.
  • Canning of Charles Sumner

    Canning of Charles Sumner
    This ended an era of compromise and sectionalism. It was one of the most violent things that happened in history. The people blamed him for the bloody fighting that occured and for the deaths of the abolitionist. That lead to the attack of Sumners. He was beaten with a cane.
  • john brown's raid

    john brown's raid
    This was the plan and raid to try to seperate the north and the south. Brown and his group of men went marching for the revenge of taking weapons away for the U.S and for destroying to slave system citizens have made in the South.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    This was a ruling made by the Supreme Court in 1857, This occured right before the civil war started. Dred Scott was a slave that tried to argue for his freedom. He claimed that he was a free slave because him and his master lived in a free state. The court made the decision that he wasn't a free slave because he was a piece of property belonging to his owner, therefore he was not a citizen to the United States.