Outside events during Harriet Tubman's Life
Missouri Compromise: In an effort to maintain the balance between free and slave states
Nat Turner, an enslaved African American preacher, leads the most significant slave uprising in American history.
William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing the Liberator, a weekly paper that advocates the complete abolition of slavery.
Passage of the Fugitive Slave Law as part of the Compromise of 1850
Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation setting slaves in the Confederacy free.
National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) is founded