• invention of cotton gin

    eli whitney invented the cotton gin in 1794,which was a machine that speeded up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber
  • embargo act

    general embargo enacted by the us congress against great britian and france during the napolean wars
  • misouri comprimise

    was passed in 1820 between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories.
  • tariff of ambominations

    was desgned to protect industry in the u.sa. The major goal of the tariff was to protect industries in northern us which were being driven out by the buisness low priced imported goods.
  • nat turners slave rebellion

    was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831. Led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed anywhere from 55 to 65 people, the highest number of fatalities caused by any slave uprising in the American South. The rebellion was put down within a few days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two months afterwards. The rebellion was effectively suppressed at Belmont Plantation on the morning of August 23, 1831.
  • us vs amistad

    was a United States Supreme Court case resulting from the rebellion of Africans on board the Spanish schooner La Amistad in 1839.It was an unusual freedom suit that involved international issues and parties, as well as United States law. The historian Samuel Eliot Morison in 1965 described it as the most important court case involving slavery before being eclipsed by that of Dred Scott.
  • texas annexation

    was the 1845 incorporation into the United States of America of the Republic of Texas, which was admitted to the Union as the 28th state.
  • dred scott

    Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case was finally brought before the United States Supreme Court. In what is perhaps the most infamous case in its history, the court decided that all people of African ancestry -- slaves as well as those who were free -- could never become citizens of the United States and therefore could not sue in federal court. The court also ruled that the federal government did
  • fugitive slave act

    was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. This was one of the most controversial elements of the 1850 compromise and heightened Northern fears of a "slave power conspiracy". It required that all escaped slaves were, upon capture, to be returned to their masters and that officials and citizens of free states had to cooperate in this law. Abolitionists nicknamed it the "Bloo
  • compromise 1850

    was a package of several bills
  • uncle toms cabin

    is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War", according to Will Kaufman.
  • bleeeding kansas

    was a series of violent political confrontations in the United States involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements, that took place in the Kansas Territory and the neighboring towns of the state of Missouri between 1854 and 1861
  • kansas nebraska act

    created terriotories of kansas,and nebraska it opened new lands for settlement,and it had the effect of repealing the missouri comprimise by allowing white male settelers in those territories to determine through popular soverignty wether they would allow slavery within each territory
  • john browns raid

    The raid on Harpers Ferry; in many books the town is called "Harper's Ferry" with an apostrophe-s. 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.
  • 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.
  • sc succeding

    was a site of major political and military importance for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The white population of the state strongly supported the institution of slavery long before the war. Political leaders such as John C. Calhoun and Preston Brooks had inflamed regional and national passions, and for years before the eventual start of the Civil War in 1861, voices cried for secession.
  • battlle of fort sumter

    was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina, that started the American Civil War. Following declarations of secession by seven Southern states, South Carolina demanded that the U.S. Army abandon its facilities in Charleston Harbor. On December 26, 1860, U.S. Major Robert Anderson surreptitiously moved his small command from the indefensible Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island to Fort Sumter, a substantial fortress controlling the entrance of Charleston Harbor