Slavery chains

Slavery &the Events Leading up to the Civil War

  • William Lloyd Garrison

    William Lloyd Garrison
    William Lloyd Garrison was one of the most famous abolitionist. Garrison was born in Newburyport Massachusetts on December 12,1805. He became the editor of the Newburyport Heald in 1824. Also he appointed editor of the National Philanthropist in Boston. Garrison met Benjamin Lundy,a Quaker and the anti-slavery editor of the Genius of Universal Emancipation, in 1828. He became the co-editor of Lundy's newspaper. One of his articles in the paper lead him to be imprisoned for criticizing a merchant
  • William Lloyd Garrison 2

    William Lloyd Garrison 2
    in the slave trade. His time in prison made him determined to end slavery. After he was released he went back to Boston and established his own anti-slavery newspaper called The Liberator. Garrison also established the New England Anti-Slavery Society in 1832. After all his accomplishments he finally died May 24, 1879 in New York, New York at age 73.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri Compromise was a two part compromise.Mssouri and Maine gained addmission the the union. Missouri was admitted as a slave state. Maine was admitted as a free state. Missouri was north of the 36'30 line but still was a slave state. Southerns migrated to Missouri so the congress didn't know wheather it should be slave or free.The union wanted the states to be equal as free and slave states, that is why Maine was admitted. After that there were 12 free and 12 slave states.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner was a slave in Virgina for Joseph Travis.Tunner thought God sent him a supernatural sign that told him to start an insurrection.Turner and about seven slaves killed the Travis family. After they killed them Turner went into hiding but was caught six weeks later. Nat got executed on November 11, 1831. Before he got executed a guy with the name of Thomas Gray interveiwed him. Turner told Mr.Gray that Travis was a good kind slave master who trusted him, but he still killed his family.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise was a five part compromise. Henry Clay was a part of this compromise. Clay did several speeches in this compromise. The Fugitive Slave law was one of the five laws passed during this time.Slave trade was abollished in Washington D.C, even though no one followed it. There were two territoral governments created. One was created in Utah by the admission of Californa. The second one was New Mexico.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed people in the territories to decide wheather or not to allow slavery within their boarders.Stephen Douglass came up with this act.John Brown was the anti-slavery leader.The president at the time was Franklin Pierce and he was a pro-slavery.This act went against the 36'30 line.Pro and anti-slavery settlers raced into Kansas because of this act. Kansas was admitted as a free slave on January 29,1861.The anti-slavery settlers out numbered the pro-slavery in the end.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    During Bleeding Kansas President James Buchanan wanted to start a constitution but it died.Border Ruffians attacked Lawarnce Kansas.A day later violence has started.Congressman Preston Brooks of South Caroline went after Senator Chales Sumner of Massachuttes with a cane when Sumner spoke out about Southerners being the reason for the violence in Kansas.
  • Dred Scott vs. Sandford

    Dred Scott vs. Sandford
    The Dred Scott Case was about Dred Scott going against Sandford his slave owner about his freedom.Scott asked him for his freedom but he was denied.He filed a law suit because at one point of his life he was in a free territory and thought he deserved to be free.They went to court and Scott's case lost 7-2.At this point of time slaves were concidered property not people.Slave owners were allowed to take the slaves anywhere they liked.Congress had no say in stopping slavery from spreading anymore
  • Presidental Election of 1860

    Presidental Election of 1860
    There were four presidents running for the election in 1860. They were Abraham Lincoln,John C. Breckinridge,John Bell, and Stephen A. Douglas. Since it had four electives it was concidered a quadrennial election.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    The Attack on Fort Sumter marked the beginning of the American Civil War. This crisis started with Abraham Lincoln's presidental election.On April 13, a day after the war started, Major Anderson ordered a white flag to be raised above Fort Sumter.At a ceremony after the surrender at Fort Sumter two federal troops were killed by a misfire from a cannon. Major Anderson was concidered a hero for defending the fort from surrendering.
  • The Underground Railroad 1

    The Underground Railroad 1
    The Underground Railroad is a trail of paths and a secret network of people. Slaves who wanted to escape slavery took the underground railroad to the north. Most slaves tried to make it to Canada but unfortunately didn't make it. The often traveled by the north star or by the river. It was a very risky thing for abolitionist to take in runaways. They could get imprisoned or fined. Slaves and station masters would use a different language so they would get away with running from slavery.
  • The Underground Railroad 2

    The Underground Railroad 2
    Harriet Tubman the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. Her nickname was Moses. She went back down south about 19 times. The reason she went back so many times was to help out other slaves. She didnt care of getting caught as long as she helped out other slaves. Also the Underground Railroad didn't have an exact date that it started but i put December 18, 1863 because that is when slavery ended in the north.
  • The Underground Railroad 3

    The Underground Railroad 3
    I figured since the north ended slavery then they wouldn't have a problem helping slaves escape from the south. I think it would be very interesting to find out how the Underground Railroad was like. I would like to go and travel the paths they took and see what troubles they had. It would be very interesting if we could have more time to look up this event to see when it actually started.
  • The Know Nothings

    The Know Nothings