nation divided timeline

By shurt
  • Missouri Compromise

    An agreement made by Congress under which Missouri was admitted to the Union as a state with slavery and Maine was admitted as a state without slavery.
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    gag rule

    The congress set aside all anti-slavery petitions.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Rebellion of people who were enslaved led by Nat Turner that took place in Virginia
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Proposal made to prohibit slavery in the territory added to the United States as a result of the Mexican-American War
  • Harreit Tubman escapes slavery

    Harreit Tubman escapes slavery
    She used the underground railroad to escape slavery.
  • The compromise of 1850

    The agreements made in order to admit California into the Union as a state without slavery. These agreements included allowing the New Mexico and Utah territories to decide whether to allow slavery, outlawing the trade of enslaved people in Washington, D.C., and creating a stronger fugitive slave law.
  • Uncle tom's' cabin published

    It was a novel by harriet about a slave owner whipping his slave to death. Then the soul from the Toms' body risin up and forgave him. Then the story grew and became more popular.
  • Nebraska-kansas act

    Created the Kansas and Nebraska territories and abolished the Missouri Compromise by allowing settlers to determine whether slavery would be allowed in the new territories
  • bleeding kansas

    bleeding kansas
    people started violence and plotted revenge.
  • Dred scott decision

    Dred scott decision
    Supreme Court decision that said African Americans could never be citizens of the United States and that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    A series of political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, who were candidates in the Illinois race for U.S. senator, in which slavery was the main issue.
  • John Brown raids Harpers Ferry

    John Brown raids Harpers Ferry
    He was tired of waiting for the federal government to do anything about slavery. He took it into his own hands and took over the ferry and gave guns to the slaves and told them to fight for themselves.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected

    Lincoln won the election. The South turned to the minority. Try to abolish slavery.