Slavery and events leading up to Civil War

  • Levi Coffin

    Levi Coffin
    Levi Coffin. biography
    Levi Coffin was known as the "President of the Underground Railroad". Even though he was brought up in the South he still found a route and helped slaves escape to the North and Canada. He also cared for them until the coast was clear.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri joins the Union as a Slave State even though it's above the 36'30' line. The 36'30' line was introduced, so slavery can only exist in states below that line and Missouri. To even things out Maine joins as a free state.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner, a slave, get many other slaves to fight against their owners and kill them. After, the owners, that were not killed, tortured and/or killed their slaves if they didn't defend them.
  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    Many slave were escaping their southern homes, where they were enslaved, to the North and hope to have free happy lives. There were many routes that led from even the Deep South to Canada. They would usually leave somewhere in the spring around April to maybe October. On the way there were many houses that had families who would help hide them and give them supplies. There were many cautions on these journeys.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    For this compromise California becomes a free state and in return for the South, there was the Fugitive Slave Law. That was the worst thing that could happen to any African American Free or not.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Senate Stephen Douglas, of Illinois, wanted to be allowed to choose whether they wanted slavery or not in Kansas and Nebraska. Northerners were outraged and southerners were liking the act. It was passed but it didn't bring the peace Douglas wanted.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    A group of southerners stir up trouble in Kansas for wanting slavery and John Brown with his men fought against them, the battle was extremely violent. The blood didn't just cover Kansas it also flooded the capital too.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Dred Scott an enslaved person sues his owner for keeping his wife and himself as his property on free land. After fighting so hard to be free, the court rules a gainst him.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Civil War Articles
    The election of 1860 was the most important election that would decide whether to have war or not (in the South's opinion). Once the votes came out, not one southerner voted for Abraham Lincoln. The South was split up between John Breckinridge, Stephen Douglas, and John Bell. All/Most of the North and two west states voted for Lincoln. He won 180 votes out of 303 votes.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    After South Carolina secedes, Fort Sumter (a Union fort) was attacked near Charleston. This fort was surrounded by Confederate forts and gun batteries. So when President Lincoln tried to send supplies, the ships ,that were trying to get to the get to the island the fort was on, was forced to stay back. After Fort Sumter was attacked.