History Timeline Project

By Ivan M
  • 3/5 Compromise

    Compromiseo between Sourtherns and Northern states to deal with the slavery issue.
  • Constitution

    The US constitution is the supreme law of the US which states the rules and power of the three seperate branches of the US givernment: legislature (Congress) executive branch (The President) and Judicial (Supreme Court) and many more laws.
  • Bill Of Rights

    In 1791 Congress made the first ten additions to the Contitution known as the Bill Of Rights, which decribe the tights of Americans under their governments.
  • Cotton Gin

    A machine designed toseperate cotton seeds from cotton fiber, invented by Eli Whitney.
  • State Rights.

    Theory that states have the right to judge whether a law passed by Congress is unconstitutional.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The United States purchsed the land west to the MIssissippi River from france in 1803.
  • Nationalism

    Love and loyalty to one's country.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Act made in 1820 stating that Misouri is a state which approves slavery.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Period of rapid industrial growth that began in Britain in the 1700s and then spread to other nations.
  • Doctrine Of Nullification

    Theory that astate could declare a federal law null and void within its boarders if the law favored one sectional interest over another.
  • Indian Removal Act

    President Jackson had asked Congress to force southeastern indians to move and even though they protested against it, this action is known as the Indian Removal Act.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    A slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia wich was taken down within a few days.
  • The Underground Railroad

    Escape routes and hiding places that moved escaped slaves.
  • Mexican-American War

    War between the US and Mexico over the Texasland which Mexico considered theirs.
  • Compromise Of 1850

    The Compromise Of 1850 werefive bill made on Janaury of 1850, passed on September which defused a four-year confrontation between the states in the south in favor of slavery and the north states which were non-slavery states.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    American novel against slavery by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published in 1852.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The 1859 law creating territorries of Kansas and Nebraska and allowing settlers there to decide whether to allow slavery.
  • John Brown's Raid

    Attempt to dtart a slave riot caused by the white abolitionist John Brown.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    A landmark decision by the Supreme Court which staes two main rules, 1 being that African Americans were not citizens and had no stading to sue the court. 2 being that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in any territory.
  • Election Of 1860

    During the 1850's the US had devided into two seperate parts which had lead to the election in 1860 in which thee rights of slaves and slave owner were being decided in which Abraham Lincoln had one without supports from the south.