Important Events in American History (1850-1914)- 15 points

  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

    Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
    The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was a series of laws that allowed for people to capture runaway slaves and bring them back to their owners.
  • Publishing of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

    Publishing of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was a book by Harriet Beecher Stowe. With this book, Stowe wanted to show people the injustices of slavery. It eventually led to the beginning of the Civil War.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    This was a landmark supreme court case that stated the freedom in the Constitution was not meant for slaves. Dred Scott was a slave that moved to a state where slavery was prohibited.The case ruled that slaves could never be citizens.
  • 1860 US election

    1860 US election
    Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860 becoming the 16th president of the US. Abraham Lincoln was very much against slavery and was president during the Civil War.
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    Civil War

    The main cause of the Civil War was tension between the North and the South. This concerned things such as slavery, the westward expansion, the economy, and President Lincoln's win. The US defeated the Confederate States and slavery was abolished.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. It stated that all slaves in states still in rebellion would be free.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Slavery is officially abolished. Slavery and involuntary servitude is abolished except as a punishment for a crime.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin Roosevelt became president after President William Mckinley's assassination. At the age of 43, he became the youngest man to ever become president in the US.
  • First Flight

    First Flight
    Orville and Wilbur Wright were the first to achieve a successful plane flight after four years of experimentation. The flight lasted 12 seconds and 120 feet in the air.
  • World War I

    World War I
    World War I began in 1914 when the the archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. The US during this time wanted to remain neutral to the whole thing, but would eventually join towards the end in 1917.