Civil War Timeline #1 YR CH

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  • 1846 Wilmont Proviso

    1846 Wilmont Proviso
    Wilmot Proviso, 1846, amendment to a bill put before the U.S. House of Representatives during the Mexican War. It provided an appropriation of $2 million to enable President Polk to negotiate a territorial settlement with Mexico. David Wilmot introduced an amendment to the bill stipulating that none of the territory acquired in the Mexican War should be open to slavery. The amended bill was passed in the House, but the Senate adjourned without voting on it.
  • 1848 Free-Soil Party

    1848 Free-Soil Party
    The Free Soil Party was a short-lived political party in the United States active in the 1848 and 1852 presidential elections. And in some state elections. It was a third party and a single-issue party that largely appealed to and drew its greatest strength from New York State.
  • 1849 President Taylor

    1849 President Taylor
    (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) He was the 12th President of the United States. And an American military leader. Initially uninterested in politics, Taylor nonetheless ran as a Whig in the 1848 presidential election, defeating Lewis Cass. Taylor was the last President to hold slaves while in office, and the second and also last Whig to win a presidential election. He was the second president to die in office, following William Henry Harrison, who had died nine years earlier.
  • The compromise of 1850

    The compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills, passed in September 1850. This defused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). The compromise drafted by Whig Henry Clay and brokered by Clay and Democrat Stephen Douglas, avoided secession or civil war and reduced sectional conflict for four years.
  • Fugitive slave act

    Fugitive slave act
    This 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 acts of the 1850 compromise and heightened Northern fears of a 'slave power conspiracy'. It declared that all runaway slaves be brought back to their masters.
  • 1852 Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    1852 Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    Life Among the Lowly 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. Stowe, a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist, featured the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters revolve. The sentimental novel depicts the reality of slavery while also asserting that Christian love can
  • 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act

    1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act
    This act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement. And had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing settlers in those territories to determine through Popular Sovereignty if they would allow slavery within each territory. The act was designed by Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.
  • 1856 James Buchanan

    1856 James Buchanan
    Buchanan was nominated in the United States presidential election in 1856.
    The election was an unusually heated contest that led to the election of James Buchanan, the ambassador to the United Kingdom. The incumbent president, Franklin Pierce, was defeated in his effort to be renominated by the Democratic Party, which selected James Buchanan of Pennsylvania instead.
  • 1856 Senator Charles Sumner Speech

    1856 Senator Charles Sumner Speech
    On May 22, 1856, the "world's greatest deliberative body" became a combat zone. Three days earlier when Senator Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts antislavery Republican, addressed the Senate on the explosive issue of whether Kansas should be admitted to the Union as a slave state or a free state.
  • 1856 John C. Fremont

    1856 John C. Fremont
    John C. was a major-general. He was born in Savannah, Ga., Jan. 21, 1813. Also as educated at Charleston college, from which he was expelled before graduation, although subsequently, in 1836, he was given his degree by the college authorities.