events leading up to the civil war

  • Thomas Garrett

  • nat turner rebellion

    Nathaniel "Nat" Turner October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831 was an American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths and at least 100 black deaths, the largest number of fatalities to occur in one uprising prior to the American Civil War in the southern United States. He gathered supporters in Southampton County, Virginia. Turner was convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged.
  • nat turner

    In the aftermath, the state executed 56 blacks accused of being part of Turner's slave rebellion. Two hundred blacks were also beaten and killed by white militias and mobs reacting with violence. Across Virginia and other southern states, state legislators passed new laws prohibiting education of slaves and free blacks, restricting rights of assembly and other civil rights for free blacks, and requiring white ministers to be present at black worship services.
  • compromise of 1820

    1n 1820 henry clay proposes to the senate there was an odd amount of free to slave states so he porposed that they put a line across the states an any thing below the line is a slave state an any thing above that line is a free state. then aslo what made this compromise even worst is nat turner and about 60 slaves wanted to oppose slavery so they killed plantation owners. wwitch made southern whites killed many many innocent slaves and passed black codes or laws further limiting slaves freedom.
  • under ground rail road

    the under ground rail road is a bunch of ''under cover" paths and people helping slaves to escape to freedom.there was over hunreds of peole.there was condocters, statsion master run away slaves the reasion that the under ground rail road exist because all the people that were involvoled in the movement of the under ground rail road thought that slavery was very worng and the stood up for what they beleaved in.they most comenly were going to canada from the south. the condcoter whould take the
  • under ground rail road

    so how they whould do this route was all up to the condcuter [ the person that would led the slaves to freedom]. the conducter would led the slaves over hills, swamps, any were they thought slave catchers would not go just to get to something like a save house. and when they got to them they would say they were a friend with friends and the owner of that house whould let them in then tell them were to go after a couple days.
  • compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 is the name given to a series of congressional statutes enacted in September 1850 in an attempt to resolve longstanding disputes over slavery.Southern slave owners had long demanded a more stringent fugitive slave law while Northern abolitionists insisted that slavery should be abolished in the District of Columbia.
  • compromise of 1850

    Senator henry clay of Kentucky, aided by Senators daniel webster of Massachusetts and stephen a. douglas of Illinois, proposed a compromise that passed the Congress after much difficulty.The compromise consisted of five statutes.One of these laws admitted California to the Union as a free state, and a fourth statute prohibited bringing slaves into the District of Columbia for sale or transportation.
  • the kansas nebraska act

    the kansas nebraska act was passed by congress on may 30 1854.allowed people in the territories to decide if they were going to be free or not.this act repealthe missouri compromise.made many in the north mad witch thought of the compromise as a long term binding agreement.how ever in the south it was strongly supported. pro-slavery and ntti slavery both rushed in to settle kansas.they wanted to affect the out come of the vote. pro-slavery took the lead in the votes.
  • Dred Scott case

    In March of 1857, the United States Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, declared that all blacks -- slaves as well as free were not and could never become citizens of the United States.
    The case before the court was that of Dred Scott v. Sanford. Dred Scott, a slave who had lived in the free state of Illinois and the free territory of Wisconsin before moving back to the slave state of Missouri.
  • presidentail election of 1860

    there were three major political parttys in this election.there were four major people aslo. the frist and most famous person that ran in this election would have to be abraham lincoln witch was a republican.then the next famous person would have to stephhen douglas and sence they are the same political party jhon breckinridge and they are democratic, but douglas is from the north and breckinridge is from the south.jhon bell is a constitutional union. abe got 180 votes, douglas got 11 votes.
  • presidential election of 1860

    south .breckinridge got 72 votes. bell got 3 votes.but all of them did not want to get rid of slavery and all but breckin ridge did not want it to expan
  • attake on fort sumter

    On April 10, 1861, Brig. Gen. Beauregard, in command of the provisional Confederate forces at Charleston, South Carolina, demanded the surrender of the Union garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Garrison commander Anderson refused. On April 12, Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which was unable to reply effectively. At 2:30 pm, April 13, Major Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter, evacuating the garrison on the following day.
  • attake on fort summter

    The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War. Although there were no casualties during the bombardment, one Union artillerist was killed and three wounded (one mortally) when a cannon exploded prematurely while firing a salute during the evacuation on April 14.