Pre Civil War By dpferrari2014 Jan 1, 1816 American Colonation Society Robert Finley was the founder, he was trying to satisfy the two groups in america. They tried to push the President and congress to supporurt them. In the end they got $10,000 from them. Jan 1, 1820 Missouri Compromise It delt with slavery. This law prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36° 30´ latitude line. Jan 1, 1833 American Anti-slavery Society Founded by William Lloyd Garrison in 1833. It grew in 1840 there was a lot of menembers from 150,000 to 200,000. They did many things to advertise there cause. Apr 1, 1840 Liberty Party Was the first anti-slavery party. They tried to influnce members from other parties to join theres. The lost every time they tried to run for president or vice president. Apr 25, 1846 Mexican-American War Starts It started with the fight over Taxes. after america won Mexico had enough. Aug 8, 1846 Wilmot Proviso It was attached to a bill that bought territory from Mexico. It made slavery elegale in those states. May 1, 1848 California Gold Rush The rush started when Sam Brannan of San Fransisco found gold in the river anbd shouted it out to everyone. Tons of people swarmed the river afterwards desprite to get there hands on some gold. Aug 1, 1848 Free Soil Party They opposed slavery in the western U.S. There main slogan was "free soil, free speech, free labour, and free men". Sep 1, 1850 Comprimise of 1850 It was a series of bills dealing with slavery. Its stop slave trade wih thw Distric of Columia. Jun 5, 1851 Uncle Tom's Cabin The book was about anti-slavery. Some say"helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War". Jan 1, 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act It openned the land of Nebraska and Kansas. The oppentes of it didn't like it because to much slaves. May 22, 1856 Summer-Brooks Affair It was when Congressman Preston Brooks beat Senator Charles Sumner severely in with a cane until it broke. Brooks attacked him because Summers was talking bad to his uncle. Mar 1, 1857 Dred Scott Descion Scott help anti-slavery lawrarys to help him become free. He lost in the end. Jan 1, 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Dabates The mainly dabated over slavery. They were seven dabates in Illinois. Nov 6, 1860 Election of 1860 One of the isuses for the election was that america was probably going to war with its self. Another topic on voters mind was slavery. Abraham Lincoln won the election becoming the 16th president.