• Fugitive slave act

    Fugitive slave act
    All escaped slaves to the North must be returned to the masters. Anyone caught harboring slaves will be arrested.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    California was admitted as afree state. However, there were stronger fugitive slave laws.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    Secret network of volunteers hide fugitive slaves to push them up north for safety
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    A fiction book written by the white women Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was written to show the horros of slavery
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854

    Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
    Turned the Nebraska territory into Kansas and Nebraska. White males would be able to vote whethter they wanted slavery or not
  • Dred Scott v Sanford

    Dred Scott v Sanford
    Dred Scott v Sandford was a court case that decided slaves were property and could not be U.S. citizens
  • Raid on Harpers Ferry

    Raid on Harpers Ferry
    John Brown, a white man from the north, and a few slaves raided harpers ferry for weapons and killed pro-slavery activists.
  • John Brown's Hanging

    John Brown's Hanging
    John Brown was hanged for treason and became a martyr in the north and a villian in the south.
  • South secession

    South secession
    South states secedded from the union strating December 20. Due to lincolns election
  • Lincoln is elected president

    Lincoln is elected president
    Abraham Lincoln is elected president, beating Stephen A. Douglass