Civil war

The series of unfortunate events leading up to The Civil War.

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise probihited slavery in the unorganized territory in the great plains.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    A package of five bills passed on september 4 1850. These bills refused a four year confrontation between the slave states and the free states.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Past by the U.S congress on september 18, 1850 as part of the compromise of 1850 between Southern slave holding intrest and Northern free soilers.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    An anti-slavery novel by american author Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852. The book had a profound effect on attitudes on African Americans.
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    Bleeding Kansas

    A series of violent events involving anti-slavery free staters. Took place in the Kansas terrirtory and Western frontier.
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    John Brown's Raid

    American abolitionist that practiced armed insurrection as a means to end all slavery. He led the Pottawatomie Massacre in 1856 in Bleeding Kansas.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    This was the first time that the supreme court invalidated a major piece of Federal legislation. The decision declared that congress had no power to prohibit slavery in the Federal territorys.