Pre-Civi War

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    Pre-Civil War

    Pre-Civil war and Civil war
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    This is when congress put missouri as a slave state and maine as a free state, also it drew a new line where slavery was banned.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Congressman David Wilmot first introduced the Proviso in the United States House of Representatives on August 8, 1846 as a rider on a $2,000,000 appropriations bill intended for the final negotiations to resolve the Mexican–American War. (In fact this was only three months into the two-year war.) It passed the House but failed in the Senate, where the South had greater representation. It was reintroduced in February 1847 and again passed the House and failed in the Senate. In 1848, an attempt to
  • California Statehood

    California Statehood
    California joined the union as a free state, and this kept the level of slave and free states even.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    This gave southerners the right to go to the north and get there run away slaves.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    This was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This was a anti-slavery book written for abolitionist to read and to pursuade other people to become abolitionist. This convenced about 1,000,000 people to become abolitionists.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kanas nebraska act was a act to keep the free and slave states even, by making kansas a slave state and nebraska a free state.
  • Onsted Manifesto

    Onsted Manifesto
    The Ostend Manifesto was a document written in 1854 that described the rationale for the United States to purchase Cuba from Spain while implying that the U.S. should declare war if Spain refused. Cuba's annexation had long been a goal of U.S. expansionists, particularly as the U.S. set its sights southward following the admission of California to the Union. However, diplomatically, the country had been content to see the island remain in Spanish hands so long as it did not pass to a stronger po
  • Raid on Lawrence, Kansas

    Raid on Lawrence, Kansas
    This is a battle in the civil war, where the guerilla went against the town to keep slavery. This was a very important battle of the civil war.
  • John Brown Invades Pottawatomie, Kansas

    John Brown Invades Pottawatomie, Kansas
    He invaded Pottawatomie in retaliation to pro-slave groups raiding Lawrence.He killed 5 people
  • Charles Sumner Attacked

    Charles Sumner Attacked
    Preston Brooks almost killed sumner when he attacked him in the summer of 1856.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Ruling was that Scott couldn't sue for his freedom because he was not a citizen, or could ever become one. Second ruling was that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    Lincoln-Douglas Debate
    This was the election of 1858, where lincoln went against douglas. This was when lincoln won his first election.
  • Harper's Ferry Raid

    Harper's Ferry Raid
    John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry (also known as John Brown's raid or The raid on Harpers Ferry; in many books the town is called "Harper's Ferry" with an apostrophe-s.[1]) was an attempt by white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt by seizing a United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry in Virginia in 1859.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected President of United States

    Abraham Lincoln elected President of United States
    Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency. Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote but handily defeated the three other candidates: Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Constitutional Union candidate John Bell, and Northern Democrat Stephen Douglas, a U.S. senator for Illinois.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina Secedes
    The white population of South Carolina, long before the American Civil War, strongly supported the institution of slavery. Political leaders such as John C. Calhoun and Preston Brooks had inflamed regional (and national) passions, and for years before the eventual start of the Civil War in 1861, voices cried for secession. On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to declare its secession from the United States. The first shots of the Civil War were fired in Charleston by its C
  • Fort Sumter Attack

    Fort Sumter Attack
    This was the battle that started the civil war, when south carolina seceded. The Union surrendered there.