Slavery and the Road to Civil War

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    Slavery and the Road To Civil War

    The Nulification Crisis, The Abolition Movement, Frederick Douglass and the North Star, The Compromise of 1850, The Kansas/Nebraska Act and Popular Sovereignty, Bleeding Kansas, The Dred Scott Decision, The Election of Abraham Lincoln, South Carolina Secession, Formation of the Confederate States of America.
    (Frederick Douglass 1817-1895)
  • The Abolition Movement

    it sought to end the enslavement of Africans. Many people involved in the movement were murdered or had their homes and property destroyed by opponents
  • The Nullification Crisis

    The Nullification crisis was an attempt by South Carolina to refuse the laws of the National Government. South Carolina felt that if they continued to have to follow the laws, they would have to pay much more for their regularly used items because of the Tariff of 1832.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    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 became possible after the sudden death of President Zachary Taylor, who, although a slave-owner, had favored excluding slavery from the Southwest
  • Frederick Douglass and the North Star

    Fredrick Douglass was a former American Slave who became a spokesperson for the abolition of slavery and for racial equality. His first published issue of the North Star, a four-page weekly, was released in 1848.
  • The Kansas/Nebraska Act and Popular Sovereignty

    The purpose of the Kansas/Nebraska Act designed by Stephen Douglas, was to let the people occupying these territories decide for themselves whether or not they are allowing slavery or not. It only became problematic when the option of voting for or against slavery came into play with the popular sovereignty.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    "Bleeding Kansas” was the result of the mix of popular sovereignty and the Kansas/Nebraska Act. It refers to the bloody civil war occurring there. Kansas eventually entered the Union in 1861 as a free state.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court than an African American or a person of African American decent brought into the U.S. and held as slaves are not protected by the Constitution and are not U.S. citizens. The Supreme Court also states that slaves are still property of their owners when taken to free states.
  • The Election of Abraham Lincoln

    Through the 1950’s, the U.S. separated between the North and South concerning slave rights. In the 1960’s, and especially in the first few months of Abraham Lincoln’s election, seven southern states, led by South Carolina, responded with declarations of secession.
  • South Carolina Secession

    The Southern States, led by South Carolina, disagreed with the popular sovereignty, and thought this took away their rights to govern themselves. They also did not believe that the federal government had their best interests in mind.
  • The Formation of the Confederate States of America

    The Confederate States of America was a government created by eleven Southern States which had seceded from the U.S. Secessionists argued that the U.S. Constitution was a compact among states, an agreement which each state could abandon without consultation.