Slavery and the Events Leading up to the Civil War

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  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The reading The Missouri Compromise is about should slavery be allowed in the new state of Missouri and the main points are that of people of the south that held slaves had moved to Missouri. A northerner James Tallmadge of New York had suggested that no more slaves go into Missouri. Children are to be freed at age 25. From the 36’30 line slavery was not allowed. The United States of America would no longer be a union to equal states. The issue was determined by the two-part compromise. First, M
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    Missouri Compromise2
    issouri gained admission into the union, after that Maine joined too.
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner, and over 200 other black people were involved. The event was about black people killing and attacking white people for freedom. It was on August 22, 1831. It took place in Virginia. The event happened because black people wanted to show whites how powerful they really are, and to show how bad they wanted freedom. Nat Turner gathered up supporters in Southampton County, Virginia. Nat Turner died in Jerusalem, Virginia he was 31 years old when he died. He was hanged.
  • The Compromise of 1850

    The Compromise of 1850
    The Comromise of 1850 said that California would become a free state, and that the Fugitive Slave Act had been passed. The Fugitive Slave Act said that all slaves that ran away to the free state were to be returned to the south, If the people didn't return them they would get a fine or thrown in jail or prison. The 36'30 line was still in action, but California would remain a free state. The Southereners were just loving this.
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    The Compromise of 1850#2
    The Northereners like it because they would get paid if they brought back the slaves and California as a free state. This act affected people in all different ways; the Southerers loved it and the abolitionists and slaves hated it.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    On May 30, 1854 The Kansas Nebraska act was passed. Stephen Douglass made it. He wanted the Southerers to vote for him as president. The act said that slaves could be brought anywhere. Douglass said that he wanted to forget about the 36'30 line rule, and let the people choose (popular sovernty). This act was a tragedy. There was a mini Civil War in Kansas later known as Bleeding Kansas.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    Bleeding Kansas started on November 21, 1855 The fight started in Lawrence, Kansas. Many people died in this tragic event. This was all Stephen Douglass's fault because he is the one who made the Kansas Nebraska Act. The slaveowners coulg go wherever they wanted with their slaves. The Northerners didn't like this, so they rebelled against the Southerners. This was called Bleeding Kansas.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    The Dred Scott Case said that Scott thought he should have been a freed black because he was in the Northern States for so long. He complained to the Supreme Court, and there were a lot of debates about if he should be freed. His owner died, so the owner's wife took over. Dred tried to sue her, but he didn't get it approved because he was black. Dred lost the case. After he died blacks were free if they went to the Northern States until The Fugitive Slave Act.
  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    Abraham Lincoln (Republican) won the election of 1860 without one southern vote. He went up against John Breckinridge (Democrat), John Bell (Constitutional Union), and Stepen Douglas ( Democrat). Abraham Lincoln had the most electoral votes, so that's how he won.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    Abraham Lincoln made the Southerners mad, so they seceded from the Union. They made their own country called the Confederacy. Lincoln tried to send supplies (not weapons) down to Fort Sumter, but the Confederates didn't like this. The Confederates attacked Fort Sumter, so the South started The Civil War.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman is from Maryland's Dorchester County. She was also born there. She was born a slave, and was eventually a run-away. She was then the most famous conductor. Tubman went back to the South 19-20 times. While she was down there she rescued sister, her sister's two kids, and her brother. She married John Tubman in 1844, and took his name. She went back to rescue him, but he was already re-married. Harriet Tubman save about 200 slaves. Her nickname was Moses.
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    Harriet Tubman2
    She told slaves to keep walking or they will never get to freedom, and will die. She never lost a passenger. Harriet Tubman died of Pneumonia on November 10, 1965 in Auburn, New York.
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    The Underground Railroad2

    The song was a guide to slaves. It told them to use the moss growing on trees meant it was pointing to the North. They also used to North Star to help them get to them to the North.
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    The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad was not really an underground railroad. It was a buunch of ways slaves could escape to freedom. There were conductors, stationmasters, agents, sheperds, operators, and stockholders. All of these people had different jobs on the Underground Railroad. They all wanted to help the slaves escape. There were secret words and sayings that had to be said to stay safe from slave catchers. There was a famous song called "The Drinking Gourd."