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  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was United States federal legislation that admitted to the United States as a free state, simultaneously with Missouri as a slave state thus maintaining the balance of power between North and South in the United States.Congress passed a bill granting Missouri statehood as a slave state under the condition that slavery was to be forever prohibited in the rest of the Louisiana Purchase of north which runs approximately along the southern border of Missouri.
  • Wilmot proviso

    Wilmot proviso
    The Wilmot Proviso was an unsuccessful 1846 proposal in the United States Congress to ban slavery in territory acquired from Mexico in the Mexican American War. The conflict over the Wilmot Proviso was one of the immportant events leading to the American Civil War.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850 that defused a political confrontation between slave and free states on the status of territories acquired in the Mexican–American War.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave Act or Fugitive Slave Law 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.
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the U.S. and is said to have "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War".
  • Kansas Nebraska Act/ Bleeding Kansas

    Kansas Nebraska Act/ Bleeding Kansas
    It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.The territory earned the nickname "bleeding Kansas" as the death toll rose. territorial organic act that created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. It was drafted by Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas, passed by the 33rd United States Congress, and signed into law by President Franklin Pierce.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    formally Dred Scott John F.A. Sandford, legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 1857, ruled 7–2 that a slave who had resided in a free state and territory where slavery was prohibited was not thereby entitled to his freedom; that African Americans were not be citizens of the United States.The decision added fuel to the sectional controversy and pushed the country closer to civil war.
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate

    Lincoln Douglas Debate
    The Lincoln–Douglas debates were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican Party candidate for the United States Senate from Illinois, and incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic Party candidate
  • John Brown’s Raid

    John Brown’s Raid
    John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was an effort by abolitionist John Brown, from October 16 to 18, 1859, to initiate a slave revolt in Southern states by taking over a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. It has been called the dress rehearsal for the Civil War.
  • Lincoln’s Election of 1860

    Lincoln’s Election of 1860
    The 1860 United States presidential election was the 19th presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1860. In a four way contest, the Republican Party ticket of Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin emerged triumphant.In a four-way contest, the Republican Party ticket of Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin emerged triumphant. The election of Lincoln served as the primary catalyst of the Civil War.By 1860, the Republican Party replaced the defunct Whig Party as the opposition of Democrats
  • Southern Secession

    Southern Secession
    The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States and the southern United States. The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.Secession of the Southern States. In response to the election of Lincoln to the presidency of the United States on a political platform that opposed the expansion of slavery, South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860.