Slavery & the Events Leading up to the Civil War

  • Jan 8, 1500

    The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad
    My date was the 1500's. I picked it because slavery started in the 1500's. Slavery was a big thing down in the South. It wasnt allowed up in the North though. Abraham Lincoln didnt like the fact that there was slavery but he let the South keep their slaves and it was no longer permitted anywhere else or started up again once he became president. Slaves got beat, whipped, and chained up as their punishments. Slaves also slacked in their work or stole stuff right before they were running away.
  • Abolitionist Event

    Abolitionist Event
    Thomas Garrett was born on August 21, 1789. He was an abolitionist who helped over 2,000 runaway slaves. He fed them and gave them shelter then told them how they needed to get up South. He joined the Pennsylvania Abolitionist Society. When he died he recommened that the African American people carried him to his grave and that they shold participate in the Quaker service. He was also a Station Master.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The arguement was over whether slavery should be allowed in Missouri. It was a two part compromise. The 36'30' line was created after this. It meant that anyone who lived north of the 36' 30' line would remain free, but and anyone south of it would be slaves.
  • Nat Turners Rebellion

    Nat Turners Rebellion
    Nat Turner and his followers had a slave rebellion which meant that him and about 60 or 70 slaves attacked the slave owners. About 3,000 troops were sent out to capture Nat and his followers. They ended up going to court for they way they behaved. Nat Turner ended up going to jail.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    In the 1850 event, there were the same number of slaves states and free states. The country split in two again. Also, in that same year, California wanted to become a state which means there would be more free states than slave states. The Compromise of 1850 had five parts. During all this fighting, slaves were wanting to escape up North and go to Canada. If anyone let a runaway slave get away, they would be fined.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether they wanted slavery within their borders or not. It infuriated the North. But in the South, it was strongly supported by all. Pro-slavery people carried the election but got charged with fraud by anti-slavery people. Soon after that, the violence started. Franklin Pierce had to send in the Federal Troops to stop this. Later on, anti-slavery settlers outnumbered the pro-slavery settlers.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was a battle over one question. Whether slavery should be allowed or not. The North was so mad and they were also anti-slavery people. This later turned into war. Kansas later entered the union in 1861 as a free state.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Dred Scott was an African American man who was once a slave. He disagreed over slavery. So he filed a suit against his owner. Scott faught for his free rights but he could not be free because he once stood on free soil. Anti-slavery forces were discusted with the case. The Justices ruled against Scott and his decision. But, Scott lost.
  • Presidential Election of 1860

    Presidential Election of 1860
    During the presidential election of 1860, there were 4 candidates. Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, John Breckinridge and John Bell. Douglas and Breckinridge were Democrats. Lincoln was a Representative and Bell was from the Constitutional Union Party. Abraham Lincoln won by 180 votes.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    When the day began on April 12, 1861, Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter. Abraham Lincoln sent supplies and the Union supply ships arrived after the battle but did not attempt to reach the fort. The defenses that the Confederates has was a gun battery. It fired cannons all the way around. The battle was known as the "Bloodiest War in American History."