Influences of Civil War

  • Underground Railroad beginning

    NOTE: Date may not be accurate.
    Isaac Hopper begins to help fugitive slaves escape from slavery.
  • Tariff of 1816

    NOTE: The month and day may not be correct.
    The Tariff of 1816 was the first tariff to be passed by Congress to protect U.S. manufactured goods.
  • Maryland vs Mcculloch; States' rights vs. federal government

    The Court ruled the case in favor of Mcculloch, putting federal power above state power and rights.
  • Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise granted Missouri statehood as a slave state while simutlaneously admitting Maine as a free state
  • Tariff of Abominations

    The 'Tariff of Abominations' was passed, and was disliked by Southern people. They hated it because it made all prices go higher.
  • Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner leads a Slave Rebellion against the whites.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 settled border disputes between Texas and New Mexico, made California a free state, made New Mexico a 'no slave restrictions' state, and banished the slave trade in Washington D.C.
  • Fugitive Slave Acts passed

    The Fugitive Slave Acts which required Northern citizens to help find and return runaway slaves was passed.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin published

    The book Uncle Tom's Cabin is published
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas Nebraska act opened up the Kansas and Nebraska territories to the west, while introducing the idea of popular sovereignity.
  • Bleeding Kansas begins

    The abolitionist town Lawrence is sacked.
  • Dred Scott vs Sandford Decided

    NOTE: Date may not be correct.
    The Dred Scott vs. Sandford Court Case ruled in favor of Sandford, and Dred lost.
  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

    John Brown leads 18 men on a raid to Harper's Ferry, but are quickly defeated.
  • End of Bleeding Kansas

    The period known as bleeding kansas was ended by the start of the civil war.
  • Abolitionists goal completed

    The Civil War ends and all slaves are freed.