Adds Missouri as slave state and Maine as Free state. Prohibits Slavery North of 36' 30'.
South Carolina claims right to nullify Tariff of Abominations which hurts southern economy with the support of Calhoun. Congress passes bill to allow force to be used to enforce federal laws.
Notable groups and people include Wylliam Garrison, publisher of the Liberator, American Anti Slavery Society, Grimke sisters, and Frederick Douglas. Originates from Second Great Awakening and Reform Movements.
Nat Turner and a group of slaves rebel and kill 58 whites in Virginia. Raises fears of Southerners of Slave rebellion.
Two Resolutions passed by Congress saying that slavery should be left alone in the States. Second one, known as Gag Rule tables anything relating to Slavery in Congress so it is never looked at.
Killed by mob in southern Illinois due to his abolitionist paper.
First party who is for all out abolitionism within the U.S. and to get a president nominee on the ballot.
Declares Pennsylvania Personal Liberty Law goes against Fugitive Slave Act. Give responsibility to enforce Fugitive Slave Act to Federal government.
This State is annexed from Mexico as slave state even with opposition. Will lead to Mexican American War due to boundary disputes.
Polk Declares war on Mexico. Seen by many as an attempt to expand evils of slavery.
Proposed to ban slavery in territory gained from Mexico . Blocked by southerners in the Senate.
Party based on ideas of Wilmot Proviso and keeping African American from competing with white laborers in new territory.
Oregon boundary set at 49'. Seen by northerners as not good enough since we went to war for Texas and Mexican Territory but not the proposed 54' 40' in Oregon.
Fuels idea of Manifest Destiny speeding up addition of states. Creates population surplus in California that allows them to ask for statehood.
This system brings escaped slaves north to Canada. She is called the Moses of the South.
Admits California as slave state, pays Texas debts, bans slave trade in D.C., and enacts stronger Fugitive Slave Act.
1.5 million copies of this book published. Shows many in North the evils of slavery.
Allows popular sovereignty in area where slavery is previously prohibited. Leads to in state civil war and Lecompton Constitution.
Party based on stopping the expansion of slavery. In 1860 election puts Lincoln on ballot and gets votes of entire North.
Fighting in Kansas between border ruffians who are Pro-Slave and Anti-Slavery settlers. Sack of Lawrence becomes is a major 'battle'.
Hinton Helpers book urges southern farmers who dont own slaves to not support slavery. Seen by south has an attempt to cause inner turmoil.
This landmark case by Judge Tawney states that slaves are not citizens and that the U.S. has no constitutional right to ban slavery in territories.
In these debates Lincoln emerges as a moderate opponent of slavery and leader of the Republican party as well.
John Brown rallies a group of men and marches into this town to seize the national armory and arm slaves. He is hung for treason and becomes a martyr of the North but raises fears in the South.
With the support of the entire North and Republican Party the 16th President is elected, causing South Carolina to Secede.
The first large battle of the Civil War is a Confederate victory. It unites the north and gives the south a false sense of optimism.
In the bloodiest battle of the war the Union wins a victory.
McClellan attempts to attach Richmond but Lee defeat the Union in a series of battles.
General Lees plans for attack are found by the Union. Stop British or French from aiding Confederacy. Allows Lincoln to issue Emancipation.
Lee attacks the North in Pennsylvania but is defeated by Unions ending hope of war in the North.
Sherman burns Atlanta before marching to the ocean leaving behind a path of destruction and eventually capturing Savannah, helping Lincoln get re-elected.
Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House after being chased by Grants forces. Surrender terms are considerate.