Slavery and State's Rights

  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was when the states Kansas and Nebraska were allowed to choose whether they were allowed to hold slaves or be a free state.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The Dred Scott Decision was when Dred Scott, a former slave, was told to return back to Missouri with his old master. He had been living on free land for five years. He decided to sue for his freedom but the court had a 7-2 decision and he couldn't sue in court.
  • Secession Convention of 1861

    Secession Convention of 1861
    The Secession Convention of 1861 was a meeting to decide whether Texas should secede from the U.S. either as a independant public or join the Confederacy. The council decided to let the citizens decide and four days later the margin voted 166 to 8 to secede. After seceding Texas joined in with the Confederacy.
  • Texas Secedes from U.S

    Texas Secedes from U.S
    On February 1, 1861 the margin had a majortiy vote of 166 to 8 to secede from the U.S and join the Confederacy.
  • Licnoln Visits Washington

    Licnoln Visits Washington
    On this day Abraham Lincoln, the current U.S. president, arrives in Washinton by train along with is friend, Ward H. Lamon amd detective Allan Pinkerton. The city threw a parade for them but several people feared for their safety and held the parades secretly.
  • U.S Constitutional Ammendment Against Slavery

    U.S Constitutional Ammendment Against Slavery
    On March 2, 1861, the U.S. added the ammendment to their constitution that no other States could interfere with another states slave-holding laws. They ,under no circumstances, are allowed to go against another state and mess with their slave-holding.