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  • The American Colonization Society forms

    The American Colonization Society forms
    Was a primary vehicle to support the return of free African Americans to what was considerd greater freedom then Africa. It helped found the colony of Liberia in 1821-1822 as a place for freedom. The founders where Charles Fenton Mercer, Henry Clay, John Randolph, and Richard Bland Lee.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    A agreement passed between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress involing primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories.
  • The American Antislavery Society Forms

    The American Antislavery Society Forms
    It was a abolitionist society founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. Frederick Douglass was a key leader of this society and often spoke at meetings.
  • The Liberty Party Forms

    The Liberty Party Forms
    A minor political party in the United States, The party was an early advocate cause it broke away from the AASS the view that Constitution was an anti-slavery document.
  • The Mexican-American War Starts

    The Mexican-American War Starts
    Was an armed conflict between America and Mexico, The annexation of Texas which mexico thought it was a part of its territory despite. After Mexico would not agree to the cession of its northern territories, A american captuerd Mexico city and the war ended and the Americans won.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    One of the major event leading to the Civil War, banned slavery
  • The Free Soil Party Forms

    The Free Soil Party Forms
    Was a short political party 1848-1852 main purpose was opposing the expansion of slavery into the western territories, arguing that free men sould live on free soil.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Gold was first founded by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Colomba California.The first to hear confirmed information of the gold rush where people in Oregon, the sandwich Island and Latin America who were the first to start flocking to the state in the late of 1848. This brought 300,000 people to California from the united states.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    Was a package of five bills that passed in September 1850 which defused a four year confrontation between the slave-states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American war
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Is a anti-slavery novel, to was to help lay groundwork for the Civil War
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The purpose of the Kansas-Nebraska was to open up many thousands of new frams and feasible a Midwestern Transcontinental Railroad.
  • The Summer-Brooks Affair

    The Summer-Brooks Affair
    A sentor from Massachusetts delivered a two day speech entitled the crime agants Kansas. He described excesses that occured there in the south complicity in them.
  • The Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott went to Illinois and Minnesota with his master, and he claimed that he was a free slave. Missouri Supreme Court thought otherwise, Scott sued his new owner John Sanford for alleging physical abuse. Then a federal court said he was a citizen but the Supreme court said that African Americans could never become US citizen.
  • The Lincoln-Douglas debates

    The Lincoln-Douglas debates
    Was a series of 7 debates between Lincoln and Douglas the both of them where trying to win their respective parties to win control over Illinois legislature, the main issue that was discussed in all seven debates was slavery.
  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    It was a quadrennial election held on November 6,1860 for President, and the immediate impetus for the outbreak of the American Civil War.