social studies timeline

  • missouri compromiae

    missouri compromiae
    the Missouri Compromise was an agreement passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the U.S.
  • Wilmot Priviso

    Wilmot Priviso
    The Wilmot Proviso was a proposition during the Mexican-American War which is best known for the fight at the Alamo
  • California Statehood

    California Statehood
    this territory desired to become a state-a free state
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 was created to enforce the return of all runaway slaves to their masters.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    It was a novel published by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852 that portrayed slavery as brutal and immoral. The book was widely popular in the North but white southerners belived the book falsely criticized the South and slavery.
  • Onsted Manifesto

    Onsted Manifesto
    A document written in 1854 that described the rationale for the United States to purchase Cuba from Spain
  • Raid on Lawrence, Kansas

    Raid on Lawrence, Kansas
    It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30´.
  • Charles Summer beaten

    Charles Summer beaten
    One day, after giving an inflammatory speech against slavery, a Southern Senator beat Sumner with a cane while Sumner was sitting at his desk in the Senate chamber.and was beaten more than half to death.
  • John Brown invades Pottawatomie, Kansas

    John Brown gathered some of his followers and invaded farms along Pottawatomie Creek, south of Kansas City, Kansas, murdering five people
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The United States Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, declared that all blacks -- slaves as well as free -- were not and could never become citizens of the United States. The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, thus permiting slavery in all of the country's territories.
  • Lincoln Douglas debate

    Lincoln Douglas debate
    Lincoln was a relative unknown at the beginning of the debates. In contrast to Douglas' Popular Sovereignty stance, Lincoln stated that the US could not survive as half-slave and half-free states. The Lincoln-Douglas debates drew the attention of the entire nation.
  • Harper's Ferry Raid

    Harper's Ferry Raid
    Brown, now 59 years old, staged his final and most daring raid, an assault on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia
  • Abraham Lincoln elected President of United States

    Abraham Lincoln elected President of United States
    Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes
    South carolina was the first union to leave the united states of america.
  • Fort Sumner attack.

    Fort Sumner attack.
    Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which was unable to reply effectively.The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.