Road to The Civil War

  • First Slave Arrives in America

    First Slave Arrives in America
  • The Tallmadge Amenment

    The Tallmadge Amenment
    He proposed an amendement to the statehood bill. It said that Missouri could join the Union only as a free state. They were against slavery but Missouri wanted to be a slave state.
  • Missouri Applies for Statehood

    Missouri Applies for Statehood
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    When Congress returned to Washington the question of asking if Missouri becoming statehood is getting braught up. Maine was now asking to become a free state.The civil war was braought up also. Rather then breaking up the Union they agreed to a compromise made by Henry Clay. It said that Maine would become a free state and Missouri would not. they drew an imaginary line 36,30. North slavery would be banned and South would be able to have slavery.
  • Gag Rule

    Gag Rule
    People flooded Congress with anti-slavery petitions. They said that they had no power to get in the way of slavery in the slavery states. Congress had the power to ban slavery in the capital.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso was an amendment to a bill that was created by President James Polk and was made to made and fund peace with Mexico for a Treaty to end the Mexican American War.
  • Caifornia Applies for Statehood

    Caifornia Applies for Statehood
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Clay had came up with a plan to end the dead lock over Califorina.Before he got it threw Congress he needed Websters support. He had something to make everyone happy. He said that Califorina was a free state. Clays plan ended the slave trade in Washington, but people who already have slaves could keep them. He made a law called the Fugitive slave law. It helped them get there slaves back if they ran away.The compromise was accepted.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Slaves hated Uncle Tom's Cabin. It was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was fiction but it did happen somewhere in the South. It was about a man getting beat to death by his owner. That made the North hate the South even more and the South hate the girl who wrote it.
  • The Kansas Nebraska act

    The Kansas Nebraska act
    Northerns who were very scared by slavery roused to fury two events that happend in 1854. There was a document called the Ostend Manifesto, it was as message sent to the secratary of the state. It said that Franklin Pierce had been trying to buy Cuba but Spain wouldnt let them buy it. There were a lot of people in the North that was mad.
  • Brooks Attacks Sumner in Congress

    Brooks Attacks Sumner in Congress
    A guy named Preston Brooks attacked a guy int he senate with his cane breaking it over his head, The guy was almost beat to death unconscious and bloody on the ground.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Chief Justice Roger had to make the biggest decision of his career. He was 80 years old and he had long been opposed to slavery. He said that "slavery is a blot upon our national character and everye lover of freedom confidently hopes that it will be.... wiped away." To his words Taney freed his slaves.
  • John Browns Raid

    John Browns Raid
  • Lincoln Elected President

    Lincoln Elected President
  • The South Fires on the North

    The South Fires on the North