Pre-Civil War Events

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    allowed missouri to be a slave slave state, and maine to be a free state. It also made the slave line at the 30, 36 line.
  • Wilmont Proviso

    Wilmont Proviso
    One of the major events leading to the civil war which banned slavery in any mexican territory that would later be aquired.
  • Dred Scott decision

    Dred Scott decision
    Court decision making slavery legal in the territories, because slaves were only considered property.
  • fugitive slave law

    fugitive slave law
    Congress passed a law that said northeners had to help return runaway slaves. But this just started more controversy between north or south.
  • California Statehood

    California Statehood
    california was entered into the union as a free state in 1850.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin is published

    Uncle Toms Cabin is published
    Uncle Toms Cabin was a book about a slave who was killed by his master. It opened up peoples minds on slavery and changed manys opinions.
  • Omnstead Manifesto

    Omnstead Manifesto
    the omstead manifesto said that slavery would not be allowed in any territory aqcuired from mexico.
  • Kansas Nebraska Acts

    the kansas nebraska act said that slavery depended on popular soverneighty in these territories.
  • Beating of Charles Sumner

    Beating of Charles Sumner
    When senator Sumner gave a anti slavery speach, a pro slavery man named Preston Brooks beat him with his cane.
  • John Brown invades Pottawonomiee, Kansas

    John Brown invades Pottawonomiee, Kansas
    John Brown invaded the slave capital of kansas with a group of other abolitionist leaders.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debates

    Lincoln Douglas Debates
    Lincoln and Douglas debate over the issue of slavery for the presidency of 1858
  • Harpers Ferry raid

    Harpers Ferry raid
    John Brown, with other abolitionists, raided the town of harpers ferry. they burned homes and killed five people.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected president of U.S.

    Abraham Lincoln elected president of U.S.
    abraham lincoln becomes the 16th president of the united states in 1860. He wins over oponent douglas.
  • South Carolina seceded

    South Carolina seceded
    South Carolina was the first state to secede from the nation after being so upset about slavery laws.
  • Ft. Sumter attack

    Ft. Sumter attack
    John brown and his five sons attacks the arsenal at ft. sumpter. He hoped to steal weapons and arm slaves, but he was unsuccessful and was killed.
  • Raid on Lawrence, Kansas

    Raid on Lawrence, Kansas
    An abolitionist group attacked the slave capital of Lawrence, Kansas. Raiding the town.