Slavery and events leading up to the cilvil war

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    In 1820, Henry Clay proposes in the senate a balance between the number of slaves states and free states but by accepting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free states there is one too many free states so the 36 30 line establishes free to the north and slave to the south.
  • Nat Turner

    Nat Turner
    In Virginia in 1831, _Nat _Turner and 60 _slaves wanted to oppose _slavery but they _killed plantation owners so the southern whites killed many innocent slaves and passed Black Code further limiting slaves’ freedom.
  • Underground railroad

    Underground railroad
    The underground Railroad is during the 1850's to 1860's. It is a place where slaves stop to be safe during a couple of years also known as a secret route. Its free blacks and whites helping other slaves escape to go north to Canada. If they get to canada they will be safe and they wont have to go back south because it is a different country. Mant fugitives slaves helped.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    In 1850 Henry Clay wanted the South to stay in the Union but the free states would outnumber the slave states in the senate_ so the Compromise of 1850 was passed_. California was allowed to become a Free state but voters in New Tarritorys would decide if they would be slave or free. The Fugitive Slave act required people to catch and return runaway slaves. Slave trade was no longer allowed in Washington D.C. but slavery was allowed.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Stephen Dougless wanted the people to decide it will be a free slave state but the Kansas-Nebraska Act infuriated many in the north who considered the Missouri Compromise to be a long standing binding agreement however antislavery settlers outmembered proslavery settlrs and a new cont]stitution was drown so Kansas was abmitted to the Union as a Free state.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    In 1857 Dred Scott and his wife wanted to be free again but they had to Supreme Court. One aspect was whether Constitution recanized Dred Scott as a citizen of Missouri. When the constitution was written enslaved people were considered an iferior race. So black live and work but had no rights in the government an also applied for free blacks. So Dred Scott lost his first battle.
  • Abbolistionist Event

    Abbolistionist Event
    On October 16, 1859, he led 21 men on a raid of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. His plan to arm slaves with the weapons he and his men seized from the arsenal was thwarted, however, by local farmers, militiamen, and Marines led by Robert E. Lee. Within 36 hours of the attack, most of Brown's men had been killed or captured.
  • The Presdental Election of 1860

    The Presdental Election of 1860
    During the Presidental Election of 1860 there where 4 canididates Abrahm Lincoln, John Beckenridge, John Bell, and Stephen Douglass. Abraham Lincoln Won during the election because he had more votes. he had been opposed by the Southerners. They claimed that the Cotton Belt states would secede if "that Black Republican," were elected. Honest Abe took office in March 4, 1861
  • The Attack on Fort Sumtor

    The Attack on Fort Sumtor
    The attack on Fort Sumtor is a Fort on a island. All around the fort there are gun batterys. The closest city around is Charlston and next to that there is Charlston Harbor. The Confederate Forts would not let the boat that were trying to attack Fort sumtor they were not secsessful. After they tryed to attack it ended up into a Civil war.