Pre civil war2

Slavery & the Events Leading up to the Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery. It was an agreement passed in 1820 between pro slavery and anti-slavery people in the Congress, and was a 2 part compromise that established the 36'30' line and added Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. James Monroe was the president during this Compromise.
  • William Lloyd Garrison

    William Lloyd Garrison
    William Lloyd Garrison was born on December 12, 1805 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He was a very big abolitionist and started the abolitionist paper The Liberator. In 1832 he founded the New England Anti-Slavery Society, the first immedatist societ in the country, and in 1833 he helped organize the American Anti-Slavery Society, when he was 27. On May 24, 1879 Garrison died at the age of 74.
  • Nat Turners Rebellion

    Nat Turners Rebellion
    This was a rebellion that Nat Turner thought would uprise but only 75 slaves joined his rebellion. During this rebellion about 3,000 miltia member were sent out to deal with Turner and his slaves. More then 100 slaves were killed and later after that Turner was executed on November 11th, 1831. This rebellion would have a major impact that would last a while.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a 5 part compromise that Henry Clay created. The first part was that California would become a free state. The second part of the compromise was that everyone decided what to do with the land that we got from the Mexican War. Another part was that all the slave trade ended in Washington. The fourth part of this comromise was that if any slaves ran away, people would have to report them and send them back down south. The last part was Fugitive Slave Act was passed.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed on May 30, 1854. This act allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide if slavery would be allowed within their borders. It infuriated much of the Northeners. The president of this time was Franklin Pierce and he was in support of the pro-slavery settlers. On January 29, 1861 before the start of the Civil War, Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad was a secret passage way to freedom,many slaves had help from people that would help them continue their quest for freedom. Levi Coffin was to be the president of the Underground Railroad. More then 14 states were apart of the Underground railroad as a result of this. One of the most popular names on the Underground Railroad was a lady name Harriet Tubman, she helped her family and friend get to freedom and helped lots of other people to.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was started when northern abolitionists and pro slavery southerners and it guaranteed that there wouldn't be a compromise. It all started when an 800 man group made up of people from Missouri wrecked newspaper offices and burning homes. John Brown and some of his sons captured proslavery settlers and hacked them to death in front of there families and later more then 200 men had died in now what is called Bleeding Kansas.
  • The Rise of the Know Nothings

    The Rise of the Know Nothings
    The Rise of the Know Nothings is an American Party. They were more like in the North then the South, the main supporters of the Know Nothings were the middle class americans. One of the reasons why was that they were scared they were going to lose their jobs to the immigrants and they also wanted slavery to end.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    The first aspect of the Dred Scott Case was to see if whether or not a citizen of Missouri. They said blacks because of race were not people and did not have rights, and the blacks thought they were free because they lived in free territory. The decision furiated both sides and the tensions between both countries pushed them to the brink of war. Dred Scott was ruled free and a year later he died.
  • Presidential Election of 1860

    Presidential Election of 1860
    In the election of 1860, it was between two elections. One was between John Bell and John Breckinridge in the south and Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglass in the north. Lincoln won the overall election with 180 out of 303 electoral votes. Douglass was second with 29 percent of the electoral votes, Breckinridge was third with 18 percent of the votes, and in last place was Bell with 13 percent.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    South Carolina seceding from the Union was started when the Confederates attacked the Union on Fort Sumter, The attack started at 4:30 am. The first shot of the attack was by a civilian. The Confederate commander was General Beauregard, and the Union commander was Robert Anderson. Thirty-four hours later the attack ended when the Union gave up, The only casuality was a horse.