Slavery banned north of Ohio River/east of the Mississippi
Northwest Ordinance bans slavery north of Ohio River and east of the Mississippi
Constitution is ratified with the 3/5th Compromise
-this shows that the thought of slaves being free/considered people was thought of at the time, but was pushed to the side in order for the US to become a country
1789 - 1797
1797 - 1801
Free and Slaves States enter union (see notes)
1800 - 1810
Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana enter Union as free states.
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama enter Union as slave states.
1801 - 1809
1809 - 1817
1817 - 1825
Missouri applies as slave state creating imbalance
11 free states and 11 slave states
Missouri applies for statehood as a slave state.
William Lloyd Garrison begins to publish abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator.
Missouri enters as a slave state; Maine enters as a free state.
-a line is drawn above missouri, slavery is banned in any land north of the line
John Quincy Adams
1825 - 1829
1829 - 1837
Martin Van Buren
1837 - 1841
1841 - 1845
William H. Harrison
Frederick Douglass publishes work
Frederick Douglass publishes his Narrative
James K. Polk
1845 - 1849
US acquires Mexican cession territory
US signs treaty with Mexico: acquires Mexican cession territory.