pre civil war events

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  • missouri compromise

    missouri compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was an agreement passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories. It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30′ north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.
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  • wilmot provisio

    wilmot provisio
    The Wilmot Proviso, one of the major events leading to the American Civil War, would have banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future, including the area later known as the Mexican Cession, but which some proponents construed to also include the disputed lands in south Texas and New Mexico east of the Rio Grande.[1]
  • california

    california
    california was admitted as a free state without a slave state to balance it threw off the power in congress.
  • fugitive slave act

    fugitive slave act
    declared that all runaway slaves be brought back to their masters. Abolitionists nicknamed it the "Bloodhound Law" for the dogs that were used to track down runaway slaves.
  • uncle toms cabin published

    uncle toms cabin published
    Stowe, a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist, featured the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters revolve. The sentimental novel depicts the reality of slavery while also asserting that Christian love can overcome something as destructive as enslavement of fellow human beings.
  • onsted manifesto

    onsted manifesto
    The onsted manifesto was the first draft of the kansas-nebraska act.
  • kansas nebraska act

    kansas nebraska act
    The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing settlers in those territories to determine through Popular Sovereignty whether they would allow slavery within each territory. The act was designed by Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. The initial purpose of the Kansas–Nebraska Act was to open up many thousands of new farms and
  • John Brown invades pottawatomie,Kansas

    John Brown invades pottawatomie,Kansas
    John Brown attacked and killed 5 pro slavery men because they raided lawernce, kansas.
  • charles sumner beaten

    charles sumner beaten
    .in 1856, Preston Brooks, a congressman from South Carolina, viciously attacked Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate. Three days earlier, in a passionate anti-slavery speech, Sumner had used language southerners found deeply offensive. Rather than challenge Sumner to a duel, as he would have a gentleman, Brooks beat him with a cane. It was three-and-a-half years before Charles Sumner was well enough to return to the Senate. Although he never fully recover
  • dredd scott decision

    dredd scott decision
    Dred Scott was a black American slave in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857, popularly known as "the Dred Scott Decision." His case was based on the fact that although he and his wife Harriet Scott were slaves, he had lived with his master Dr. John Emerson in states and territories where slavery was illegal according to both state laws and the Northwest Ordi
  • lincoln douglas debates

    lincoln douglas debates
    The Lincoln–Douglas Debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for Senate in Illinois, and the incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic Party candidate. At the time, U.S. senators were elected by state legislatures; thus Lincoln and Douglas were trying for their respective parties to win control of the Illinois legislature. The debates previewed the issues that Lincoln would face in the aftermath of his victory in the 1860 president
  • harpers ferry raid

    harpers ferry raid
    John Brown leads a group of his follwers to harpers ferry were the national aresnal was located in a goal to rob it and give the guns to the slaves so that they can revolt against their owners and form agroup that would elimante the south in which would end slavery all together.
  • abraham lincoln elected POTUS

    abraham lincoln elected POTUS
    Abrahm lincoln was elected as the 16th presdent after he lost to douglas in the prior elections.
  • 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 attack marked the first battle of the civil war which divded the nation into the union and the confedracy.
  • lawrence massacre

    lawrence massacre
    The attack on August 21, 1863, targeted Lawrence due to the town's long support of abolition and its reputation as a center for Jayhawkers and Redlegs, which were free-state militia and vigilante groups known for attacking and destroying farms and plantations in Missouri's pro-slavery western counties.