Slavery. 1820-1854

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In History
  • Missouri Comprimise

    The proposed admission of Missouri as a slave state in I820, led to the Missouri Compromise. Maine was admitted as a free state at the same time Missouri came in as a slave state, maintaining the balance between slave and free. Also, Congress prohibited slavery in all western territories lying above Missouri's southern boundary
  • Nat Turner Rebelions

    Turner began his rebellion. Other enslaved and free blacks joined, eventually numbering about 70 rebels. some 60 whites were killed.
  • Mexican War Victory 1848

    US victory in the Mexican'War of 1846-1848 brought the
    nation vast new acreage in the West. David Wilmot of
    Pennsylvania introduced legislation strictly prohibiting slavery in any of the new lands. The bill failed to pass.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The compromise admitted California as a free state, included a stronger fugitive slave law than in the Constitution, assured Congress would not interfere with the interstate traffic in slaves in the South, and prohibited the slave trade in the District of Columbia.
  • Stronger Fugitive Slave Law

    federal commissioners received twice as much money for returning a slave than for freeing one. This heightened Northern sympathy toward the runaway slave and caused
    great expansion of the existing resistance movements.
  • "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published

    Harriet Beecher Stowe published her novel UncleTom's Cabin in 1852, describing the atrocities of enslaved life. The book sold 3oo,ooo copies in its first year and became the second best-selling book of the rgth century, following the Bible. The novel's popularity roused intense new resentment in the South.
  • Free Black Man Returned

    A former slave, upon entering Maryland he was caught, sold, and died trying to escape.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    the act invoked the concept of "popular sovereignty" which gave the people of each territory choosing to pursue statehood the right to decide whether or not to allow slavery. Pro- and anti-slavery factions turned the Kansas Territory into a bloody battleground.
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