• Slave codes

    -Slaves could not make any kind of contract, not even marriage.
    -Slaves were not allowed to have weapons.
    -It was illegal for slaves to know how to read or write and it was illegal to give them a book.
    -Any slave caught stealing could be whipped.
  • 3/5 Compromise

    States that slaves counted as 3/5 of a person and this stopped arguments between the North and South
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri was a slave state and Maine was a non-slave state and they decided to outlaw slavery above the 36 30` katitude line.
  • Compromise of 1850

    benefitted both North and South by having no slaves restrictions in the South and admitting Californina a free state. It also prohibited slave trade in washington.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    -required citizens to help with the recovery of fugitive slaves
    -denied fugitives rigths to jury trial