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Slavery & the Events Leading up to the Civil War

  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad was an organization that helped slaves escape to the north so they would be free. Homes of abolitionist was used for the slaves to hide in and they were called stations. Another famous abolitionist as Harriet Tubman a girl who escapd then returned to the south 19 times to help other slaves escape. I picked this starting date because no one really knows when the underground railroad started because they did not keep records of things back then.
  • Assigned Abolitionist Event

    Assigned Abolitionist Event
    Harriet Tubman's birth date was not known. She was born on a plantation in Buctown, Dorchester County Maryland. She escaped to the north in 1849. Her given name was Arminta but as she got older she called herself Harriet. She was famous for freeing over 300 slaves before the civil war. After her escape she returmed to the south 20 times to lead slaves to freedom. Harriet traveled only at night. Hrriet was a conductor. I picked this starting date because that is when Harriet Tubman was born.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was about if there should be slavery in the new state of Missouri or not. James Tallmadge proposed that no slaves would be brought in.the outcome of the Missouri Compromise is it was resolved by a 2 part compromise and Missouri was added to the union as a slave state and Maine was added as a free state.
  • Nat Turners Rebellion

    Nat Turners Rebellion
    Nat Turner led a group of 70 enslaved and free blacks to Southampton County, Virginia. The Nat Turners rebellion was because he wanted to strike fear into plantation owners and their families.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    THe Compromise of 1850 had 5 parts. Which was California was added as a free state, Mexico and Utah were allowed to pick which states could be free or not, slave trade was abolished in the District of Columbia, Texas gave up lands that claimed in presant day New Mexico Texas was also given 10 million dollars to pay debts to Mexico, and the Fugitive Slave act which made anyone who did not turn in a runaway. slave would have to pay a fine. Henry Clay was the person who created this compromise.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas was when there was alot of violence in Kansas because of the decision of if Kansas would be a slave state or free state. A constetution called the Lecompton Constitution was a pro-slavery constitution. James Buchanan wanted this constitution to be ratified but later on it was not. Then Kansas was added to the union in 1861 as a free state.
  • The Kasnsas-Nebraska Act

    The Kasnsas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. This act infuriated many people in the North. It allowed people to decide weather or not there would be slavery within their boarders. Franlin Pierce was the president at the time. The Kansas Nebraska act goes against the Missouri Compromise. Stephen Douglas was the man who came up with the Kansas Nebraska Act.
  • Dred Scott Vs. Sanford

    Dred Scott Vs. Sanford
    The Dred Scott Case was about Dred Scott tried to sue for his freedom. Buchanan was president at the time of the Dred Scott Case. Antislavery forces were very disgusted with this case. The Dred Scott case got rid of the Missouri Compromise. Scott lost and was still considered a slave. Slaves were concidered property. Congress had to protect the right of the slave of the slave owner not the enslaved person.
  • Presidential Election of 1860

    Presidential Election of 1860
    Election of 1860 had 4 men running for president, Abraham lincoln a republican who had moderate veiws towards slavery and had 180 votes. The next runner was Stephen Douglass who wanted people to decide if there would be slavery or not in that territory. He was a democrat and had 12 votes. The third was John Breckinridge a democratic who wanted to expand slavery in the territories. He had 61 votes from the south. John Bell from the constitutional union party and he was proslavery he had 39.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    The Attack on Fort Sumter is what began the Civil War. The attack began at 4:30 a.m.The Confederate troops are the ones who attacked Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter was located in a harbor called Charleston in South Carolina. The attack on Fort Sumter lasted less than 2 days. This event came about after Lincolns election because a canidate of the anti-slavery party said that South Carolina would be sceceding from the union so the government demanded the frederal troops to leave.