The Road to the Civil War

  • Missouri Compromise 1820

    the Missouri Compromise of 1820 came about over conflict opon the southern and northern states. they had heated debates over slavery, then the compromizer, henery clay, made the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and it claimed every state above the line of 30:36 degreese would be free, and below is slave.
  • The Nullification Crisis 1832

    On December 10, 1832, President Andrew Jackson issued a proclamation to the people of South Carolina that disputed a states' right to nullify a federal law. Jackson's proclamation was written in response to an ordinance issued by a South Carolina convention that declared that the tariff acts of 1828 and 1832 "are unauthorized by the constitution of the United states" but the south eventualy gave in to a compromize .
  • Compromise of 1850

    after the mexan american war, congress had lots of fights of how to despute the land earned from the war into slave or free states. The great compromizer, henery clay, stepped in and helped make the Compromise of 1850.
  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

    In 1850, there was lots of problems of bounty hunters capturing slaves from the north and brining them to the south. congress passed Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 to help subside all the captures, this act gave slaves the right to be free but they had too have freedom papers on them all the time.
  • Bleeding Kansas 1855

    bleeding kansas is when congress allowed kansas to vote its self a free or slave state. lots of people moved to kansas to vote. thestate was divided so people call it bleeding kansas today.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    this was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that African Americans, whether slave or free, could not be American citizens and therefore had no standing to sue in federal court,[2][3] and that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the federal territories acquired after the creation of the United States. Dred Scott, an African American slave who had been taken by his owners to free states and territories, attempted to sue for his freedom.
  • Attack on Harpers Ferry 1859

    John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry (also known as John Brown's raid or The raid on Harpers Ferry; in many books the town is called "Harper's Ferry" with an apostrophe-s.[1]) was an attempt by the white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt in 1859 by seizing a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Brown's raid, accompanied by 20 men in his party, was defeated by a detachment of U.S. Marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee. John Brown had originally asked Harriet Tubman.
  • The Election of 1860

    the The Election of 1860 was the 19th quadrennial presidential election. The election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1860 and served as the immediate impetus for the outbreak of the American Civil War. The United States had been divided during the 1850s on questions surrounding the expansion of slavery and the rights of slave owners. In 1860, these issues broke the Democratic Party into Northern and Southern factions, and a new Constitutional Union Party appeared. south hated it.