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In History
  • The Missouri Compromise

    To please the North and the South, Congress concocted the Missouri Compromise, which admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine was recognized as a free Northern state, and slavery was banned from the rest of the Louisiana territory. One of the goals of admitting 2 states to the union was to keep the balance in Congress between the free and slave states.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    The Wilmot Proviso was a bill that wanted to exclude slavery from the territory gained from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo because Northerners wanted to stop slavery from spreading to the western seaboard. Southerners felt threatened by the bill and believed that the North wanted to break the balance between Free and Slave states in the North's favors.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 introduced the Fugitive slave act and Popular Sovereignty, which mean that a state's population could decide the slavery question. The compromise also banned the slave trade in DC, but not slavery itself, and forced Texas to give up claims of New Mexico in exchange for $10 million USD. California was also admitted to the union as a free state.
  • Fugitive Slave act

    A law that allowed any Northerner or Southerner to arrest any escaped "slave" without having to prove their freedom. It required Northerners to help in the capture of such runaways. But the law convinced Northerners that slavery was evil and many began to resist the law passed by Congress.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe published her book named "Uncle Tom's cabin", which drew attention to slavery and attracted Northerners and enhanced their views on slavery. Most Southerners saw Stowe's book as Abolitionist propaganda, and as a result the book was rarely sold in the south.
  • Kansas/Nebraska Act-Bleeding Kansas

    Congress allowed a state's population to choose whether the state became free or slave. This drew attention to abolitionists, who were willing to do anything to stop the spread of slavery. Congress did this to please the south so they could have their people settle and spread slavery. Abolitionists flooded into Kansas(a soon to be slave state) and voted for it to become a free state. This sparked violence and bloody fights between southerners and abolitionists.
  • Dred Scott Case

    A Slave by the name of Dred Scott sued his owner for his freedom because he lived in a place where slavery was illegal, and argued that his location defined his freedom. He brought his case to the supreme court, where he was only disappointed to find out that living in a free state did not make a slave a US citizen, and slaves are property protected by the Constitution.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate(s)

    The Lincoln Douglas debates were a series of debates between 2 candidates for a seat in the Senate representing Illinois. The debates outlined Lincoln's goals for presidency. Douglas won the election for Senate, only making Lincoln more popular.
  • John Browns Raid

    Anti-Slaver aficionado John Brown was an abolitionist who wanted to end slavery through mud & blood. He rounded up some followers and attacked and later burned the city of Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Brown was put on trial and hung in public.
  • Lincoln's Election

    Defeated Illinois candidate Abraham Lincoln ran for president in the election of 1860. He wanted to keep the Union together at all costs, if it meant ending slavery or not. He won the electoral college by a landslide even though he didn't appear on most southern ballots. This made many southerners salty and claimed that he was lucky he was elected. The frustrated states would later secede to form the Confederate States of America
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    Southern Secession

    Lincoln's election angered Southerners. They said that he got lucky and North Carolina was the first state to secede. This led to the attack on Fort Sumter, making other states secede from the union to form the Confederacy.
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    The Civil War

    The Civil War began on April 12th, 1861, when Confederate Forces attacked Federal Troops stationed at Fort Sumter. The Confederates tried and succeeded to starve the Federal troops into submission. The Federal troops surrendered, and Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and many other states seceded. The Union freed slaves and over 620,000 Americans were killed in the 4 years. In the end, Confederate General Lee surrendered to Union General Grant. The War had left the South devastated.