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"Gathering Storm" Timeline Assignment

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise occured because the south wanted Missouri to be a slave state, but the north wanted it to be free. In the end, Missouri was admitted as a slave state, and a new line of slavery was made.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso was an anti-slave law
  • California Statehood

    California Statehood
    California was added as a state as part of the compromise of 1850.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    The Fugitive Slave law was passed so that it made it that when a slave ran away, slave hunters could come to the north to get them. If any nothereners were found hididng runaway slaves, they could be imprisoned.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin is published

    Uncle Tom's Cabin is published
    Uncle Tom's Cabin was written by Harriet Beacher Stoh to show what horrible conditions slaves lived in.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska act made it so that territories were free, but open to slavery
  • Ostend Manifesto

    Ostend Manifesto
    The Ostend Manifesto was a mesage sent to the secretary of state to tell him to purchase the island of Cuba from Spain, but Spain refused. The message said to take it by force if Spain still refused to sell. This leaked to the public, causing the "manifesto"
  • Harper's Ferry Raid

    Harper's Ferry Raid
    John Brown raided Harper's Ferry to provide slave with weapons
  • Raid on Lawrence, Kansas

    Raid on Lawrence, Kansas
    People for slavery got angry at the abolitionists, and initiated a raid on the center anti-slavery government, which was located in Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Charles Sumner Beaten

    Charles Sumner Beaten
    Charles Sumner was beaten with a cane by Preston Brooks because he gave a speach on "The Crime Against Kansas". The man who attacked him was applauded by those who shared his views, and some people even sent him canes.
  • Jonh Brown Invades Pottawatomie, Kansas

    Jonh Brown Invades Pottawatomie, Kansas
    John Brown invades an aromry in hopes of arming slaves
  • Dred Scott Desicion

    Dred Scott Desicion
    Freed many slaves
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    There was a series of debates between Lincoln and Douglas in which they discussed the issue of slavery.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina Secedes
    South Carolina secedes because it is angry that Lincoln won't allow slavery in the territories.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    Abraham Licoln is elected president of the United States.
  • Fort Sumter Attack

    Fort Sumter Attack
    The first attack on the confederacy.