Wilmot ProvisoProposed 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 1850To 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-actAllowed slaveholders to recapture runaway slaves.
Southeners felt that the Act was justified because slaves were property.
Northeners resented the act.:)
Uncle Toms CabinHarriet 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 ActAllowed 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"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 ScottDred 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 DebatesLincoln 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 FerryJohn 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 1860Lincoln Won the election!!!(:
Southen states secede, (withdraw from the Union)
Fort sumpter April 12,1861Linoln 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!!!!