The Nation Breaking Apart Timeline

  • Wilmot Proviso

    The bill aimed to outlaw slavery in territories gained from Mexican Cession
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  • Compromise of 1850

    A compromise in which lowered tensions between north and south but instead of peace it caused a conflict
  • Kansas -Nebraska Act

    Laws established that estabilished the territories of kansas and nebraska and gave the residents of kansas and nebraska the right to decide whether they want slavery
  • Bleeding Kansas

    The conflict in kansas which was caused by illegal voting started many of fights between proslaveery and antislavery.
  • Canning of Sumner

    When viloence was spreading in Kansas a senator named Charles Sumner wrote a speech about making fun of a proslavery activist named A.P. butler but Prestin Brooks beat up Sumner with his own cane.
  • Dred Scott vs Sanford

    An 1856 court case which a slave named Dred Scott sued congress but instead he was taken in as unfree African-American
  • Attacks on Harpers Ferry

    A Northerner named John Brown fought against proslavery activists at a fort in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
  • Election of 1860

    A famous election in which Abraham Lincoln won the most electoral votes in the north
  • Secession

    A point in time in which South Carolina and six other states secede From U.S.A.