Sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction; Intolerance and Threats to Civil Liberties; Wars In American History; Development of American Parties;
The Missouri compromise settled the dispute over whether or not the new Western territories would be slave or free areas. It was decide that slavery would be prohibited north of the 36 30 line except in Missouri. This temporarily southed the tensions between the North and the South. It was repealed by The Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854.
The Tariff was intend to protect Northern industry and inadvertently hurt the exportation of otto in the South. South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union if the tariff was not repealed, causing the Nullification Crisis of 1832. It was repealed by the Compromise Tariff Of 1833. Part of the conflict was caused by the factionalism feelings throughout the country and it resulted in increased aggression between the two sections the US saw themselves as. These feelings would climax in the South seceding from the Union and the Civil War beginning.
This tariff repealed the Tariff of 1832 and kept South Carolina from seceding from the Union. The feelings of aggression were, unfortunately, still present between the North and the South.
Wilmot Proviso was a precursor to the Compromise Of 1850. It was proposed as a solution to the issue about slavery in the newly acquired from the Mexican War. The Proviso would have banned slavery in all the territory acquired in the war. It got shot down and then was reintroduced in 1847, but got shot down again. In 1848 an attempt was made to include it in a treaty but that too got shot down.
California petitions to join the Union as a free state, thus throwing the delicate balance off. It is later admitted as a free state in the Compromise of 1850.
The Compromise of 1850 balanced the delicate issue of slavery in a way that prevented secession from the Union at this point in time. It nullifies the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
This expose turned many of the indifferent Northerners into strong willed abolitionists, therefore keeping a hot topic in the nation and putting another nail in the coffin of pre Civil War America.
The act left the question of slavery in Kansas and Nebraska up to popular sovereignty in the respective states. This leads to multiple bloody riots and the further division of the US. It was a major cause of the Civil War.
Dred Scott tries to sue his masters in order to attain freedom. The Dred Scott jury declared that black people, regardless of free status or slave status, could not sue because they were not Americans. The case turned the topic of slavery from hot to a blazing wildfire that was now roaring through the nation. This strengthened the Southern cause who now felt that the restrictions on slavery were violations of their own freedoms and angered the Northern cause.
The debates over slavery helped Lincoln bag the presidency in 1858 and sparked the Southern hatred for Lincoln. These debates were a taste of what was to come in the 1860 election.
John Brown leads a raid on Harper's Ferry.
Hayes gets the presidency and reconstruction ends.
The Alien and Sedition Acts changed citizenship laws from 5 to 14 years. The acts encroached on the right to freedom of speech. They also allowed the president to deport people. The acts were intolerant of immigrants and threatened the right to freedom of speech.
Plessy vs. Ferguson ruled that segregation was legal.
It bans talking bad about the government. It was repealed in December 1920.
Massive race riots against African Americans due to widespread fear of Communism.
The us officially joined the war on December 8, 1941. The US was intolerant of Japanese Americans after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
Brown vs. The Board of Education stated that segregated schools were unconstitutional and ordered that schools be integrated.
The French And Indian War was an extension of the Seven Years War that was taking place in Europe as a result of aggression between France and England. Each country sent troops to back up their respective colonies. The war ended in 1763 with the first Treaty of Paris. Britain gained control of French Canada. They are also left with a ton of debt. They feel that the colonies should pay for some of the debt since part of the debt came from the colonies. The colonies on the other hand felt they had been dragged into a war they did not want to be a part of and therefore felt they should not be responsible for the debt. The British started taxing the colonies, which begins the ill will for Britain in the colonies and eventually leads to the Revolutionary War. The British issue the Royal Proclamation of 1763 which kicks people out of their land. The French And Indian War brings about the end of salutary neglect.
An extension of the French and Indian war
First battles of the Revolutionary War.
Officially Ends the War of 1812.
Civil War Begins
America wins the War and signs the Treaty of Paris. The US gains control over Cuba.
Communism is spreading by way of North Korea.
This ends the Korean War.
The treaty was signed. This ended the Vietnam War.
It was a closer variation to modern elections. George Washington was re-elected with John Adams as a vice president. It was the first election with two parries running and therefore help mold our nation to the two party system we have today. It also introduced Democratic-Republicanism and Federalism to the nation.
James Monroe, Democratic-Republican, won the presidency. Monroe continued the D-R reign and the election killed the Federalist party.
Lincoln was the first Republican President. This election causes the South to secede from the Union.
Federalist John Adams
Democratic-Republican James Madison
Democratic-Republican James Monroe
Democratic-Republican Death of party?
Democratic Birth of New party
Democrat Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison Whig
Whig John Tyler
Jay Gould and James Fisk attempt to corner the US gold market cause the economy to crash.
Gave raises to the president and congress.
The IRS fires 166 of Truman's employees.
Nixon cheats somehow in the presidential election.
30 members of congress are bribed by Koreans.