Pre-Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Congress admitted missouri as a slave state to keep the southterners happy. Maine was also admitted but as a free state to keep the north happy. Also the ohio river boundary was forgotten while a new line was drawn across the Louisiana Territory.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    " Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist." Wilmot Proviso.
  • California Statehood

    California Statehood
    When California applied for statehood as a free state, the north was ready to accept them. The south was worried that the representatives in congress would not be equal in slave state reps and free state reps.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    This law says that any runaway slave found was to be returned to their owner. Any one who helped these slaves could be jailed.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin published

    Uncle Tom's Cabin published
    Uncle Tom's Cabin is a book by harriet stowe. It talks about the lives of slaves and how they are abused and hunted
  • Onstead Manifesto

    Onstead Manifesto
    This document was a message sent to the secretary of state by 3 american diplomats who were meeting in Belgium. It said to attack Cuba if Spain refused to give Cuba to the U.S
  • Charles Sumner Beaten

    Charles Sumner Beaten
    After Charles wrote a harsh speech about how awful the south was for the raid on kansas. Preston Brooks attacked him with a cane in the senate and beat him until the cane broke. It took Sumner 3 years to recover
  • Raid On Lawrence, Kansas

    Raid On Lawrence, Kansas
    This raid was the brutal killing that pro-slavery men killed anti-slavery people
  • John Brown Invades Pottowatomie, Kansas

    John Brown Invades Pottowatomie, Kansas
    John Brown made a plan to attack the federal arsenal. He planned to arm slaves and lead a slave revolt. But, he and all of his followers were killed or imprisoned. Brown was sentenced to death.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Stephen Douglass proposed a bill to congress because he wanted to build a railroad to california. This bill created 2 new territories, kansas and nebraska. In these territories, the decision of owning slaves would be up to the settelers.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott tried to sue for his freedom because he had crossed the slavery line. Congress decided that since he was an african american, he had no rights
  • Lincoln- Douglas Debate

    Lincoln- Douglas Debate
    Lincoln chalenged Douglass to debate the issue of slavery. To Lincoln, slavery was a moral issue. And Douglas thought that the country would be fine if it were half slave and half anti-slave
  • Harper's Ferry Raid

    Harper's Ferry Raid
    John Brown attemped to start a slave revolt by arming slaves with weapons from the federal arsenal. Him and all his followers were captured or killed.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina Secedes
    In a meeting in Charleston, SC , the delegates decided to leave the union.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President of United States

    Abraham Lincoln Elected President of United States
    Abraham Lincoln was elected to be president of a devided union. the issue dividing it was slavery.
  • Fort Sumter Attack

    Fort Sumter Attack
    People from SC fired at this fort. The battle went on for 33 hours before the fort's defenders surrendered