Civil War

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  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 regulating slavery in the western states. Allowed future states in the union to decide through voting whether they would allow slavery or not.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles, which began the American Civil War.
  • Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner Slave Rebellion
    A rebellion of black slaves which took place in Southampton County, Virginia. This destroyed the white Southern myth that slaves were actually happy with their lives.
  • War with Mexico

    War with Mexico
    Conflict between Mexico and the US, fought from April 1846 to February 1848.This war changed the slavery debate and almost doubled the size of the US which began a debate between the Southerners and Northerners over the new land.
  • Wilmot Proviso

    Wilmot Proviso
    Unsuccessful 1846 proposal in the US Congress to ban slavery in territory acquired from Mexico in Mexican-American war.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 consists of five laws passed in September of 1850. It dealt with the issue of slavery and territorial expansion.
  • Fugitive Slave

    Fugitive Slave
    Was passed September 18th, 1850 by Congress.Act required that slaves be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state.
  • Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's cabin is a novel based on slavery. This novel had a profound effect on attitudes towards African Americans and slavery in the U.S.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Series of violent civil confrontations in Kansas Territory, United States. From 1854 to 1859 it emerged from a political and ideological debate over the legality of slavery in the proposed state of Kansas.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    It was a territorial organic act that created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. it allowed the people from Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Dred Scott v. Sandford also known as the Dred Scott decision was a landmark decision of the Us Supreme Court. In this decision, the infamous Dred Scott lost his fight for freedom again.
  • John Brown's raid on Harpers ferry

    John Brown's raid on Harpers ferry
    abolitionist John Brown lead a small group on a raid against a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia. This was an attempt to start an armed revolt of enslaved people and destroy the institution of slavery.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected as president

    Abraham Lincoln elected as president
    The 1860 US presidential election was the 19th quadrennial presidential election. Four way contest held on Nonmember 6th of 1860 which Abraham Lincoln won.
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes
    South Carolina became the first slave state in the south to secede from United States.
  • Formation of the Confederate States of America

    Formation of the Confederate States of America
    February of 1861, representatives from the six seceded stats met in Montgomery, Alabama to formally establish a unified gov't. They named it the Confederate States of America.