Slavery Divides the Nation

  • Missouri Compromise

    A federal statute in the United States that regulated slavery in the country's western territories.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Senator Henry Clay introduced a series of resolutions on January 29, 1850, in an attempt to seek a compromise and avert a crisis between North and South.
  • Uncle toms cabin

    march 20 1852Book about slavery in the north
  • Free Soil Party

    The Free-Soil Party developed in part from a political rivalry in New York State. The Democratic Party there consisted of contending factions: the Barnburners, who were strongly opposed to slavery, and the Hunkers, who were neutral or supportive of slavery.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas, Bloody Kansas or the Border War was a series of violent political confrontations in the United States involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery
  • Free Soil Party

  • Dred-Scott case

    was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether enslaved or free, could not be American citizens and therefore had no standing to sue in federal court
  • Bleeding Kansas