Events up to Civil War

  • Compromise of 1820

    It was a congressional agreement that regulated the extension of Slavery in the United States for thirty years.
  • The wilmot proviso

    The wilmot proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso was made to prevent the introduction of slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico.
  • Free Soil Party

    It was a Short-lived political party in the U.S. active in the 1848 and 1852 presidential elections.
  • compromise of 1850

    package of five bills passed in the united states.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    enacted to assist the south with maintaining a tight rein on a slave masters property.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    It allowed people in Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    It was the name that was given to the violence that occured in the Kansas territory.
  • Slavery issue influences politics

    The country was becoming more and more divided, and politics reflected that.
  • The Dred Scott Case

    Scott was in a no slave state for a while with out knowing. when they moved back to a slave state he tried buying his freedom and they wouldn't let him even know he was once a free man.
  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Republicans charged the democrats with wanting to make slavery legal in all states.
  • John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry

    His plan was to form a major slave rebellion in the South.
  • The Election of 1860

    Abe Lincoln won the election without a single southern vote.