The Nation breaking Apart Timeline 3

  • wilmot Proviso

    This bill aimed to outlaw slavery in territories taken from Mexico .The bill passed in the House of Representatives but was defeated in the Senate thus causing a division in Congress. Although , not a success it led to the formation of the Free Soil Party.
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  • Compromise Of 1850

    Congress divides on California becoming a state . North California would be a free state and abolish slavery. South passes no laws to abolish slavery.
  • Kansas - Nebraska Act

    Stephen drafts a bill to divide Nebraska Territory into two territories-Nebraska and Kansas.Voting for slavery in area where Missouri Compromise banned it.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Missourians vote in election illegally. Antisettlers boycott the official government. Antislavery and proslavery fight over the elections. Civil War breaks out in Kansas.
  • Canning Of Sumner

    Charles Sumner attacks proslavery and makes of Butler Preston Brooks , relative of Butler attacks sumner in the senate. Brooks defends the South
  • Dred Scott VS. Sanford

    Slave is taken to territory where slavery is illegal from Misouri but returns to slavery. Slave sues for freedom but court rules against him because he is not a U.S citizen so he can't sue in the U.S courts. Also he is bound by Misouris slavery code.
  • Attacks on Harpers Ferry

    John Brown wanted to inspire slaves to fight for their freedom. So he planned to capture the weapons in the U.S arsenal at Harpers Ferry and did.
  • Election Of 1860

    The election turns into two races : North and South. Abraham wins the South and Brechenridge gets the South. Linkin wins the election due to more electoral and popular votes.
  • Southern States Secede

    Southern States withdrawls from the union. They thought if they joined the union volountarly then they should be able to leave volounterly. They leave and make their own confederate states of America.