Civil war 600

Rise to the Civil War

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    Underground Railroad

    This was a secret system alowing slaves to run away from their owners and hide from them in safety.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    War started between Mexico and America. And was ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    David Wilmot of Pennsylvania created the Wilmot Proviso, which stated that there would be no slavery in the extended states. He said "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist."
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was intorduced by Henry Clay, but he never got the majority vote. When President Zachary Taylor died, his replacement Millard Fillmore wanted to compromise. So in September the Compromise was set.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    This forced Northerners to return slaves to their owners, and if they didnt they would be punished. This was also the South's major victory over the north.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    This was a book written in 1852 to abolish slavery. This was an anti-slavery novel that was the second best selling book of all time.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    This allowed people to decide if they wanted to allow slavery within the borders of the Kansas and Nebraska territories.
  • Ostend Manifesto

    Ostend Manifesto
    Three men were sent to Ostend Belgium to create a settlement for obtaining Cuba. They said if Spain doesnt agree to sell Cuba to America for $120 million, we would take it by force.
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    Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas was a series of political fights about anti-slavery and pro-slavery. The main reason of conflict was to determine whether Kansas would become a slave state or a free state.
  • Caning of Charles Sumner

    Caning of Charles Sumner
    Senator Charles Sumner was beaten to death with a can by a member of The House of Representatives. This was done because Charles Sumner he brought up the issue of Kansas being a free or slave state.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    This was an African American man that was taken by his master to Missouri(a slave state) to the free slave state of Illinois and then to the state of Wisconsin. His master died in Missouri, so Dred Scott had anti-salvery lawyers sue for his freedom. The court decided, because he was a slave he shouldnt even be able to apear in the federal court.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    A man named John Brown led a rebelion that included 18 people into Harpers Ferry, Virginia. He planned on taking the weapons of the fedeal arsenal. His attempt was successful, but it was finished 36 hours after it started. The effects of his efforst would last far longer in the dispute between the North and South.