The South and the Slavery Controversy 1793-1860

  • Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin

    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin
    slavery was decreasing because of the cost of farming and low profit, but with the cotton gin making production faster slavery increased quickly.
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    time of great inveneion

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    a time on controversy in the south

  • slave rebelion in Gabriel in Richmond

    Informers told of plot Leaders were hanged
  • Louisiana purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America in 1803 of 828,000 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase was by far the largest territorial gain in U.S. history, stretching from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The purchase doubled the size of the United States.
  • Torture Mask

    Torture Mask
    orture mask was invvented to show the power of slave owners
  • smuggling of slaves began punishable by death

    at first the punishments were very weak then actually got punishable by death later in slave issues
  • slave trade

    Congress outlaws slave trade
  • American colonization society

    -1817 American colonization society was founded
  • Missouri Compromise

    formed the 38th parallel of free and slave states
  • Vesey slave rebellion

    Vesey slave rebellion
    30 were hung all african american slaves
  • Liberia

    West African republic founded in 1822
    by freed blacks from the United States
  • Republic of Liberia

    Republic of Liberia established in Africa
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  • Tariff of 1828

    Tariff of 1828
    major goal of the tariff was to protect industries in the northern United States which were being driven out of business by low-priced imported goods by putting a tax on them. the US made it difficult for the British to pay for the cotton they imported from the South.
  • a book based on the good the colored people deserve

    Walker publishes Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World
  • David Walker

    Black abolitioniswt riter who calledf or a
    bloody end to slavery in an appeal of
  • south no longer tolerated pro-abolitionist

    after 1830 the south no longer tolerated pro-abolitionist discution
  • slavery became helpful to the souths economy

    after 1830 most southerners viewed slavery as an economic good
  • Nat Turner slave rebellion

    in Virginia
  • Nat turner

    Nat turner
    black preacher whose slaverebellion tightened rules of slavery in the south
  • Virginia legislature

    Site of the last major southern debate
    over slavery and emancipationi
  • Garrison begins publishing The Liberator

    Garrison begins publishing The Liberator
    abolitionist writer publishes a book against slavery
  • Virginia legislature debates slavery and emancipation

    deboate over the importance of slavery
  • Nullification crisis

    The ordinance declared by the State that the federal Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were unconstitutional and therefore null and void within the sovereign boundaries of South Carolina.
  • british abolish slavery in the West Indies

    british has not had use of slaves for a while so aboloshes slavery easily
  • American Anti-Slavery Society founded

    American Anti-Slavery Society founded
  • Lane Theological Seminary

    abolitionist students expelled from Lane Theological Seminary
  • “Broadcloth Mob” attacks

    garrison gets attacked for influencing abolition
  • House of Representatives passes Gag Resolution

    Legislation passed by the House of Representatives called for all appeals concerning slavery without a debate.
  • fredric douglas Escaped from slavery

    he was able to sucessfuly escape from slavery in 1838
  • Amistad

    The Amistad, was a United States Supreme Court case resulting from the rebellion of Africans on board the Spanish schooner La Amistad in 1839.
  • Cotton in america

    Cotton in america
    Cotton counted for half the value of all American exports
  • Virginia Planters Family by August Köllner

    Virginia Planters Family  by August Köllner
    a painting was published to show what was expected from the wife of a plantation owner to be a part servant, but harsh with the slaves.
  • Annexation of Texas

    The United States of America annexed the Republic of Texas and admitted it to the Union as the 28th state.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Would have banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War or in the future, including the area later known as the Mexican Cession.
  • free Soil Party organized

    free Soil Party organized
    a former political party in the United States; formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into the territories
  • slave owning in the south

    More than ½ slave owning families in the south owned less than 4 slaves with a major contrast of 2% owning more than 50 slaves
  • North opposed to slavery

    by 1850 most northerners were described as opposed to slavery
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress, as part of the Compromise of 1850
  • Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills passed in the United States in September 1850, which defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North.
  • Uncle Toms Cabin published

    An anti-slavery novel by author Harriet Beecher Stowe. The novel depicts the real issues of slavery
  • Douglass burns the constitution

    publicly burned a copy of the Constitution as “a covenant with death and hell”.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    The Kansas–Nebraska Act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    New Englander declares, “ I do not see how a barbarous community and a civilized community can constitute a state. I think we must get rid of slavery or we must get ride of freedom.”
  • "The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It"

    Abook written by Hinton Rowan Helper of North Carolina. the book was a strong attack on slavery as inefficient and a barrier to the economic advancement of whites
  • Dred Scott vs. Sanford

    The case before the court was that of Dred Scott v. Sanford. Dred Scott, a slave who had lived in the free state of Illinois and the free territory of Wisconsin before moving back to the slave state of Missouri, had appealed to the Supreme Court in hopes of being granted his freedom.
  • Martin Delany

    Black abolitionistw ho visited west
    Africa in 1859 to examine sites where
    African Americans might relocate
  • saves in the south

    Deep South states owned about ½ of all slaves
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected

    Abraham Lincoln Elected
    lincoln became the 19th presedent and almost immediatly the south seceded