Wilmot Proviso-1846

  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Proposed Banning Slavery In The Territory Acquired From Mexico,Except Texas,Congress Refused To Pass It!
    Led To The Creation Of The," Free -Soil Party",A Political Party Dedicated To Stopping The Expansion Of Slavery.
  • Compromise Of 1850

    Compromise Of 1850
    To Please congress agreed to admit california as a free tate and abolish the slave trade in wahington,d.c.
    To please th esouth,congress would let territories decide i they were going to be slave or free,and they would pass a stronger law to help slaveholders recapture runaway slaves- Fugitive Slave Law. Failed to hold the Union together and angered Northeners.
  • The Fugitive Slave-act

    The Fugitive Slave-act
    Allowed slaveholders to recapture runaway slaves.
    Southeners felt that the Act was justified because slaves were property.
    Northeners resented the act.:)
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe-1852
    Story of the evils of slavery:(
    -Led to these Perceptions:
    North:Slavery is horrible,cruel,and is unacceptable
    South:Yankee Abolitionist propaganda
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    Allowed kansas and nebraske territories to decide for themselves(popular soverignty)whether they wanted to allow slavery or not!
    Pro slavery and Anti-slavert people began flooding into kansa and nebraske so they could force the state to become what they wanted it to be.
  • "Bleeding Kansas"

    "Bleeding Kansas"
    Small scle civil war in kansas.
    "Bleeding Kansas" And "Bleeding Summer" became ralling cries for the anti-slavery Northeners and the new political party.
  • The Case Of Dred Scott

    The Case Of Dred Scott
    Dred Scott sued for his freedom after briefly living with his owner on free soil in the north.
    Ruling for the judges: Slaves were not citizens,so they could not bring suit in court.Slaves wereproperty.
    The Missouri Compromise ,which had banned slavery,was unconstitutional.
    Southeners were overjoyed!!!
    Northeners were upset and bean joining the Republican Party in droves.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Lincoln-Douglas Debates
    Lincoln and Douglas were running for Senator in Illinois.lincolns position=Slavery was wrong but protected by the Constitution.
    Lincoln lost the election,but became nationally famous!
  • Raid On Harpers Ferry

    Raid On Harpers Ferry
    John Brown and followers seized the federal aresenal at Harpers Ferry ,killing 4 people.
    Goal=stir up a slave revolt in virginia and end slavery.it didnt work.
  • The Election Of 1860

    The Election Of 1860
    Lincoln Won the election!!!(:
    Southen states secede, (withdraw from the Union)
  • Fort sumpter April 12,1861

    Fort sumpter April 12,1861
    Linoln notified Davis (president of the Confederate States Of America) that he was sending supplies to the fort.
    South opened fire on April 12,1861 and th eUnion forces being -supplied had to surrender.
    War HAs Began!!!!