The South and Slavery

  • Cotton is King

    Cotton is King
    Cotton is the now the main money make for the US. The economy relies on cotton and the south.
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    The South

  • The Fugitive Slave Law

    The Fugitive Slave Law
    This guarenteed the right of all slave holders to capture escaped slaves that have escaped.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney creates the cotton gin. This dramatically increased the need for slaves and cotton picking in fields.
  • Black Conditions

    Black Conditions
    Now that cotton is the main source of income for the south, they completely rely on it. Slave owners don't care about the conditions that slaves are now put through, they will do anything for the money that comes from cotton. Hard labor and hard conditons.
  • Slave Trade Ban

    Slave Trade Ban
    The Slave Trade is banned. The US can no longer import African Americans, but smuggling continues.
  • Ship Conditions

    Ship Conditions
    A new federal law passed that requires all slave ships to be inspected. Quakers push for better conditions.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri is admitted to the union as a slave slave. Slavery is forbiddin in any territory north of 36 30'
  • Right to Vote

    Right to Vote
    New York is the first state to give Blacks the right to vote.
  • Jackson Wins the Presidency

  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad is established. This system helped slaves from the south escape to freedom in the north. This will eventually save many slaves' lives.
  • Nat Tuner Revolt

    Nat Tuner Revolt
    Nat Turner leads a two day uprising against whites, killing about 60. The militiamen search for Turner and eventually find him two months later and kill him. Slave owners, angry, now impose harsher conditions on slaves.
  • Propaganda Ban

    Propaganda Ban
    The South now bans propaganda of antislavery. Like Uncle Toms Cabin.
  • The Mexican- American War

    The Mexican- American War
    After winning the war, the question is what to do with the new territory? Admit them as slave states, or free?
  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douchlass begins to publish the North Star. The first really "educated slave" that the people know.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman escpaes slavery from the south. She returns 15 times to try and help slaves escape.
  • Cottoncracy

    The "Cottoncracy" was the idea that only those few rich planters controlled the south. It wasn't so much of a democracy. These few people made choices for the whole. The rich and poor gap grew, and only few children were educated at elite schools.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    California enters the union as a free states. A now even harsher Fugitive Slave law enacted.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    Uncle Toms Cabin is published and it reveals the hardships of slaves. This is when people really began to dislike slavery. More abolotion movements and hatred towards slave owners.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas - Nebraska act sets aside the Missouri Compromise. These two states can now choose if they want slavery in their territory. Nothing but violence comes from this; bleeding Kansas.
  • John Brown

    John Brown
    John Brown kills five slave supporters horribly. He is eventually killed. Example of extreme abolotionist.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Dred Scott loses. No slave is and will ever be a citizen. Congree has no authorty over slavery existing in any territory.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln wins the presidency. He is the first republican to ever win the presidency.
  • Southern Secession

    Southern Secession
    The first state secedes from the Union- South Carolina. More states follow aftrer. The Union begins to break up.