War Timeline

  • Colonization Society

    Colonization Society
    The Colonization Society was established by Robert Finley. This society was formed to satisfy two groups that saw things differently. One of the groups was a group that wanted to free slaves, the other group was the slave owners who feared freed colored people.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was an agreement between the North and the South that allowed Missouri to become the 24th state in 1821.
  • Antislavery Society

    Antislavery Society
    William Lloyd Garrison founded the society. Fredrick Douglass was the key leader of this society and he usually spoke at the meetings. The group came up with resolutions and signed anti-slavery petitions that were sent to Congress. By 1840 there was 150,000 to 200,000 members in the society.
  • The Liberty Party

    The Liberty Party
    The Liberty Party was the first anti-slavery party. The group of people in the party were focusing on the Constitution. They thought that the Constitution should be seen as a evil pro-slavery.
  • Mexican-American war

    Mexican-American war
    The war was between Mexico and The United States. The war started because they were fighting over who would control Texas. The Unites States gained contol and Texas was one of the states. Mexico did not like this and sent people over to The U.S. The people of the United States wanted to keep America as an English speaking country.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    The Wilmot Prociso was a funding bill that was created to have a treaty with Mexico and end the Mexican war. The Proviso itself said that any aquired land from Mexico must be free from slaves. The Proviso was never passed, but the bill was.
  • Dred Scott decision

    Dred Scott decision
    Dred Scott went to trial for his freedom in 1847 but after a decade of trials he finally was brought before the United States supreme court. The case decided that all African ancestors who were free and slaves, could not becaome an American citizen.
  • Free Soil Party

    Free Soil Party
    The Soil Party was a short-lived political party in the United States.The main idea of this party was opposinng the expansion of slavery.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    In 1848 James Marshall discovers gold at Sutter's sawmil. The Gold Rush started to attract people from all around the world. By 1849 the populations grew by an estimated 100,000 people.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    This event was a series of five bills, but four of which were important. The bills were as follows, 1.California was entered as a free state. 2. The people would pick whether the states would be free or slave. 4.The slave trade was abolished in the District of Columbia. 5. 5.The Fugitive Slave Act made any federal official who did not arrest a runaway slave liable to pay a fine. This was the most controversial part of the Compromise of 1850 and caused many abolitionists to increase their efforts
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin was a novel about slavery that changed the view all around The United States. Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852. The Novel was about how the slaves were treated like property and it was an anti-slavery story.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska Act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. The initian purpose of the Act was to open up thousands of new farms.
  • Sumner-Brooks Affair

    Sumner-Brooks Affair
    The Sumner-Brooks Affair may have been the worst day in history for the US Senates. Preston Brooks had a strong hate for Charles Sumner. On this day on the Senate floor Brooks saw Sumner sitting alone at his desk he rushed towards him and started beating him with his cane. Sumner nearly died because of his wounds
  • Lincoln-Douglass debate

    Lincoln-Douglass debate
    The Lincoln-Douglass debate was a series of seven debates between Ab. Lincoln and Douglass were both running for Senators but from different parties. During this time the Senators were picked by the state legislatures.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Election of the new presidents in 1860 Abraham Lincon ran for president this year. Lincon won by a very slim amount of votes. Not many people in the south wanted to vote for him because he did not want slavery to expand.