Civil war

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  • The cotton gin

    The cotton gin
    Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin and it became very popular in the South. It was invented to get all the seeds in the cotton. All you had to do was take a cotton boll and put it at the top of the machine and turn the handle and the cotton would go through a wire like comb and pull the seeds out. It allowed farmer;s to plant more cotton. And it made work for slaves easier and faster
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  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    Harriet Tubman was a main conductor of the Underground Railroad. Slave owners lost over 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850. Fugitives would travel at night and 10 and 20 miles between each station. They would also rode boats and trains, they also had money donated so runaway slaves could change clothes so they would be less noticeable.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The institution of slavery had been a divisive issue in the United States for decades before the territory of Missouri petitioned Congress for admission to the Union as a state in 1818. Since the Revolution, the country had grown from 13 states to 22 and had managed to maintain a balance of power between slave and free states. There were 11 free states and 11 slave states, a situation that gave each faction equal representation in the Senate and the power to prevent the passage of legislation no
  • Missouri Compromise (continued)

    Missouri Compromise (continued)
    to its liking. The free states, with their much larger populations, controlled the House of Representatives, 105 votes to 81. In February 1819, New York Representative James Tallmadge proposed an amendment to ban slavery in Missouri even though there were more than 2,000 slaves living there.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The compromise of 1850 was a series of five bills that were intended to stay away from sectional strife. the goal of it was to deal with the spread of slavery to territories in order to keep nothern and southern interests in balance.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site commemorates the life of Reverend Josiah Henson. Recognized for his contributions to the abolition movement and for his work in the Underground Railroad, he rose to international fame after Harriet Beecher Stowe acknowledged his memoirs as a source for her 1852 anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It was Henson's life experiences that inspired Ms. Stowe's creation of the character Uncle Tom in her 1852 outcry against slavery
  • Canning of Charles Sumner

    Canning of Charles Sumner
    One of the most violent episodes in congressional history took place in this chamber on May 22, 1856. The Senate was not in session when South Carolina Representative Preston S. Brooks entered the chamber to avenge the insults that Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner had levelled at Brooks' cousin, Senator Andrew P. Butler. Sumner's "Crime Against Kansas" speech of May 19-20 was sharply critical, on a personal level, of Butler and several other senators who had supported the
  • The canning of Charles Sumer (continued)

    "popular sovereignty" provisions of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. Sumner was addressing copies of the speech at his desk when Brooks began his attack, striking the northern senator repeatedly with a walking cane, which splintered with the force of the blows. After the canning the people of kansas sent Brooks canes that said "hit him again" on it.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    a Missouri slave, Dred Scott, sued for his freedom. Scott argued that while he had been the slave of an army surgeon, he had lived for four years in Illinois, a free state, and Wisconsin, a free territory, and that his residence on free soil had erased his slave status. In 1850 a Missouri court gave Scott his freedom, but two years later, the Missouri Supreme Court reversed this decision and returned Scott to slavery. Scott then appealed to the federal courts.
  • Lincoln and Douglas debates

    Lincoln and Douglas debates
  • Raid of Haper's Ferry, Virgina

    Raid of Haper's Ferry, Virgina
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
  • Formation of the Confederate States (jefferson Davis)

    Formation of the Confederate States (jefferson Davis)
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
  • The First Battle of Bull Run

    The First Battle of Bull Run
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot  Proviso
  • Election of 1864

    Election of 1864
  • Sherman's "March to the Sea"

    Sherman's  "March to the Sea"
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
  • siege of Richmond

    siege of Richmond
  • Apppmattox courthouse, Virgina

    Apppmattox courthouse, Virgina
  • assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    assassination of Abraham Lincoln
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
  • Election of 1876

    Election of 1876
    The compromise of 1877 was called was the end of Reconstruction in the South.
  • Dred Scott Decision (continue)

    But when he did, the courts decided he could not be a free slave