Slavery and Free Blacks, 1800-1865

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    -MO would have to draft a constitution-ME would be admitted as a free state-slavery was prohibited in the rest of the Louisiana Purchase north of MO’s southern border
  • Denmark Vesey

    Denmark Vesey
    He was a SC carpenter that tried to organize rebellions. They never worked because word got out about his plans.
  • Nat Turner

    He was a slave in VA that revolted and massacred his owner and the owner’s family and others in the area.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    -CA would be admitted as a free state-popular sovereignty would be allowed in NM and UT-the slave trade(not ownership) was prohibited in DC-TX gave up NM for $10mil.-slave owners could regain runaways
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    -fugitive slave cases were controlled by federal governments-special US commissioners could issue warrants for arrest and return of fugitives-fines and jail sentences would be given to those that didn’t obey or those that aided the runaways
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    This act was created by Stephen A. Douglas. It formed the creation of Kansas and NB. It also repealed the MO Compromise and issued popular sovereignty.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court decided that Blacks couldn’t be citizens and had no rights and were thought of more like property
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown raided the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, VA. He tried to obtain weapons for a slave uprising. He was caught and hung for treason.
  • The Last Slave Ship

    During this year the last ship to bring slaves to America arrived in Mobile Bay, Alabama.
  • South Carolina Seccesion

    SC seceded from the Union and goes on to get other states to join them and form the Confederacy. They all wanted to protect the institution of slavey
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    The American Civil War

    The end result was the union being put back together and slavery being abolished
  • Slavery Abolished in D.C.

    Congress abolished slavery in the District of Columbia. This was more important since it was in DC because it showed the government starting to make changes.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln legally freed slaves only in areas of the South in rebellion. It was used as a military strategy and wasn’t very affective.
  • Equal Pay

    Congress passed a bill that gave Black Union troops equal pay, equipment, arms and health care.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    This amendment outlawed slavery in the United States.