History of Slavery-Alivia Gabler and Pari Vyas

  • 1518

    The Middle Passage

    The Middle Passage
    From 1518 to the mid 19th century, The Middle Passage was used to transfer African men, women and children. It was a 90 day journey mostly through Great Britain, the Netherlands, Portugal, and France. The passage was part of the triangular trade route that was used to transport goods.
  • Fugitive Slave Cause

    Fugitive Slave Cause
    The Fugitive Slave Clause was an outcome of the negotiations between the north and the south. It occurred from July to September. Throughout this time, there were seven dates where a conclusion was made to add to the documents.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise worked out between the north and the south. It was passed in 1820 to allow Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. The Missouri Compromise stopped northern to prohibit slavery.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    On August 21, 1831, Nat Turner led a rebellion as he believed God was calling him to do so. This rebellion led to the killings of at least 60 white enslavers. This rebellion also caused the death of 200 black slaves. Paranoid white enslavers killed more than 150 slaves because of Nat Turner’s rebellion. This rebellion failed since more blacks than whites were killed.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad was created in the 19th century by abolitionists to help slaves escape. Harriet Tubman used this network herself in 1849, but came back 19 times and helped 300 slaves to freedom. The Underground Railroad led to many things along the way to help the slaves escape such as safe houses.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 included 5 laws that dealt with slavery and territorial expansion. It ended slave trade in the West, and helped slave owners track their runaway slaves. The Compromise of 1850 included many big impacts some being California added as a free state and permitting slavery in Washington, D.C., while outlawing the slave trade.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom’s Cabin is an anti-slavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The author wrote this book to raise awareness of the horrors of slavery. In the book, Uncle Tom was a dignified slave that was beaten to death by his cruel master, Simon Legree, after he would release what he knew about the whereabouts of runaway slaves.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act/Bleeding Kansas

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act/Bleeding Kansas
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was established on May 30, 1854. This was formalized to organize the territories of Nebraska and Kansas. It was created to allow the establishment of the transcontinental railroad. This railroad would allow things like faster and more reliable transportation.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    In 1857, Dred Scott sued the U.S Supreme Court for freedom for himself, his wife, and his two daughters. After his owner died in 1832, Scott was repurchased and moved to Illinois which was a free state. After time had passed, it led to Dred Scott going to trial, and filing lawsuits for freedom.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    John Brown, abolitionist, led a raid in Haper’s Ferry, Virginia attempting to destroy the institution of slavery. This effort encouraged northerns to take action against the slave states, but it also expanded tensions about slavery all over the United States. On November 2nd, a jury convicted and sentenced him to death. He willingly took the punishment, claiming that he was in obedience to God.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation gave slaves a new opportunity at free life. It was an order by Abraham Lincoln and freed the slaves in 10 states. This order was executed during the Civil War on September 22, 1862.