Was the Civil War inevitable?
It bans slavery north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi
It is ratified with the 3/5th compromise which was that a slave was considered 3/5th of a person so that the southern states would have more representatives during voting.
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama enter the Union as slave states.
Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana enter the Union as free states.
There were 11 free states and 11 slave states.
Missouri applies for statehood as a slave state.
Missouri enters as a slave states and Maine enters as a free states. A law states that at the latitude 36 30 is the line and North of that slavery will be banned.
William Lloyd Garrison published the abolishionist newspaper called "The Liberator" which was a paper explaining to the people why slavery should be abolished.
Frederick Douglass publishes his narrative about his experience of slavery.
US signs a treaty with Mexico and obtains Mexican cession territory.
Harriet Tubman escapes by using the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a way for slaves to escape easily and find a safe place to stay until they reached the North/ free states.
California applies for statehood as a free state.
Henry Clay proposes the Compromise of 1850.
California enters as a free state.
Two new territories, New Mexico and Utah, are open to slavery.
The slave trade in D.C. is ended.
A new Fugitive Slave law is passed.
Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Congress passes the Kansas Nebraska Act; the issue of slavery in both states will be decided based on popular sovereignty.
The Republican Party is established to oppose the Kansas Nebraska Act and the Fugitive Slave Law.
John Brown massacres 5 proslavery men in Pottawatomie, Kansas.
“Bloody Kansas”: violence breaks out between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces in Kansas.
Senator Charles Sumner is caned in the Senate.
The Supreme Court hands down the Dred Scott decision: African-Americans are not citizens; Missouri Compromise line is unconstitutional.
John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia; Brown is captured and hung.
In November, Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, wins the election of 1860 with less than 40% of the vote.
In December, South Carolina secedes from the Union.
jefferson davis is elected president
Southern forces fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, beginning the Civil War.