Slavery and the South 1790s to 1850s in America

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    Slavery and the South

  • Population?

    Census Act passed by Congress
  • Bye Bye Franklin

    Bye Bye Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin dies in Philidelphia at age 84
  • Second Great Awakening

    Second Great Awakening
    A religious movement that swept throught the white and African-American settlers during the 1790s creating the rise of the first Black Baptist amd African Methodist Episcopal churches.
  • The First Bank of the United States is Established

    The First Bank of the United States is Established
    The First Bank was chartered by the United States Congress. This charter was set for a twenty year experation date.
  • Bill of Rights is ratified

    Bill of Rights is ratified
    Virginia is 11th state to ratify the Bill of Rights, approved all and the Bill of Rights goes into effect.
  • Cotton Gin invented

    Cotton Gin invented
    Quickly and easily seperates cotton and it's seeds invented by Eli Whitney
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was a tax protest in the United States in 1794.
  • Gabriel Prosser's revolt discovered in Virginia

    Gabriel Prosser's revolt discovered in Virginia
    Gabriel planned the revolt during the spring and summer of 1800. On August 30, 1800, Gabriel hoped to lead the slaves into Richmond, but revolution was postponed because of rain. The slaves' owners had suspicion of the uprising. Before it could be carried out, two slaves told their owner about the plans. He in turn warned Virginia's Governor who called out the state militia. Gabriel escaped downriver to Norfolk but once there he was spotted and betrayed by another slave.
  • Virginia tightens law on manumission of slaves

    Virginia tightens law on manumission of slaves
  • Congress prohibits U.S. participation in the international slave trade

    Congress prohibits U.S. participation in the international slave trade
    The Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves of 1807 is a United States federal law that stated, in accordance with the Constitution of the United States, that no new slaves were permitted to be imported into the United States. This act effectively ended the legal transatlantic slave trade. However, slavery continued in the United States until the end of the Civil War and the adoption of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
  • War of 1812 begins

    War of 1812 begins
    A war between Britain and the United States over shipping rights
  • Burning of Montreal

    Burning of Montreal
    The Battle of the Chateauguay was a battle of the War of 1812. On 26 October 1813, a force consisting of about 1,630 French Canadian regulars and militia and Mohawk warriors under Charles de Salaberry repulsed an American force of about 4,000 attempting to invade Canada. The Chateauguay was one of the two battles which caused the Americans to abandon the Saint Lawrence Campaign, their major strategic effort in the autumn of 1813.
  • Burning of D.C.

    Burning of D.C.
    The Burning of Washington was an armed conflict during the War of 1812 between the British Empire and the United States of America. On August 24, 1814, led by General Robert Ross, a British force occupied Washington, D.C. and set fire to many public buildings following the American defeat at the Battle of Bladensburg. The facilities of the U.S. government, including the White House and U.S. Capitol, were largely destroyed though strict discipline and the British commander's orders to burn on
  • Treaty of Ghent signed

    Treaty of Ghent signed
    The Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812 is signed in Ghent, Belgium returning 10,000,000 acres of land to the U.S.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    Greatest American land victory of the war.
  • "Alabama Fever" migration to the Old SouthWest

    "Alabama Fever" migration to the Old SouthWest
    Many men went to Alabama to buy land cheap then resold for a profit was 10.00 bucks an acre some would sell again for$ 20.00-$100 bucks to others.The least a person could by was 160 archers,the less desirable the very poor could buy for $2.00 an acre.then were allowed to pay off in three years with 1/4 down value of total property.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    An agreement passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories. It prohibited slavery in the former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 36°30' north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri. Prior to the agreement, the House of Representatives had refused to accept this compromise and a conference committee was appointed.
  • Denmark Vesey's conspiracy in Charleston

    Furious at the closing of the African Church, Vesey began to plan a slave rebellion. His insurrection, which was to take place on Bastille Day, July 14, 1822, became known to thousands of blacks throughout Charleston and along the Carolina coast. The plot called for Vesey and his group of slaves and free blacks to execute their enslavers and temporarily liberate the city of Charleston.
  • Nat Turner's revolt in Virginia

  • William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing antislavery newspaper, the Liberator

  • Nullification Crisis

  • Virginia legislature debates and defeats a measure for gradual emancipation

  • Britain frees slaves throughout the empire, including in its Caribbean colonies

  • "Flush Times": second wave of westward expansion

  • Charleston crowd burns abolitionist literature

  • William Gregg opens model textile mill at Graniteville, South Carolina

  • George Fitzhugh publishes Sociologu for the South, a defense of slavery

  • Hinton Helper publishes The Impending Crisis, an attack on slavery

  • James Henry Hammond's "King Cotton" speech