Slave pleading

Slavery and the events leading up to the civial war

  • underground railroad

    underground railroad
    The Underground Railroad was the name given to the system by which escaped slaves from the South were helped in their flight to the North. It is known that the system started in 1787. when a quaker, began to organize a system for hiding and aiding fugitive slaves. people that disliked slavery allowed their homes, called stations, to be used as places where escaped slaves were provided with food, shelter and money
  • missourie compermise

    missourie compermise
    it had developed the 36/60 line and maine entered as a free state. and therfor making the south and the north states happier...for the time being1
  • nat turneres rebellion

    nat turneres rebellion
    nat turrner had started a gang of about 75 men,and when they started to terrerize people,the state sent 3000 troops to defeat him. when he found this out,he desided to leave and find shelter,he was found 6 weeks later and executed.
  • abolitionest event

    abolitionest event
    The goal of the abolitionist movement was the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation. Advocating for immediate emancipation distinguished abolitionists from more moderate anti-slavery advocates who argued for gradual emancipation, and from free-soil activists who sought to restrict slavery to existing areas and prevent its spread further west. Radical abolitionism was partly fueled by the religious fervor of the Second Great Awakening, which pro
  • compermis of 1850

    compermis of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills, passed in September 1850, which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). The compromise, drafted by Whig Henry Clay and brokered by Clay and Democrat Stephen Douglas, avoided secession or civil war and reduced sectional conflict for four years.
  • kansas and newbraska act

    kansas and newbraska act
    On May 30, 1854 the areas of Nebraska and Kansas were territories that wanted to become states.. Would they be slave or free? Steven Douglas said it would be decided on by popular sovereignty. That means the popular vote of people living in Kansas and Nebraska would decide. People from antislavery and proslavery parties went to Kansas and Nebraska. Soon a series of battles called "Bloody Kansas" would break out. and many people would die
  • bleeding kansas

    bleeding kansas
    “Bleeding Kansas” was a term used in the New York Tribune to describe the violent hostilities between pro and antislavery forces in the Kansas territory during the mid and late 1850s.
    For many years the Great Plains area was labeled the Great American Desert, implying that the lands offered little in the way of economic deals. The federal government relocated a number of Native American tribes to the Plains as further deals to the area’s lack of appeal to white settlers
  • dred scott case

    dred scott case
    Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case was finally brought before the United States Supreme Court. In what is perhaps the most infamous case in its history, the court decided that all people of African american slaves as well as those who were free, could never become citizens of the United States and therefore could not sue in federal court. The court also ruled that the federal government did
  • presidental election of 1860

    presidental election of 1860
    The United States presidential election of 1860 was a quadrennial election, held on November 6, 1860, for the office of President of the United States and the immediate impetus for the outbreak of the American Civil War. The nation had been divided throughout the 1850s on questions surrounding the expansion of slavery and the rights of slave owners. In 1860, these issues finally came to a head. As a result of conflicting regional interests, the Democratic Party broke into Northern and Southern f