Slavery timeline


The Missouri compromise

1820 - 1821

It was an agreement between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the united states concerning the extension of slavery into new territories.
Executive and Judicial branch were involved in the Missouri compromise.

The treaty of Guadalupe hidialgo

1846 - 1848

The treaty was made to make a settlement from the Americans to Mexico, giving them 15 million dollars to gain the land of what we now call Texas, Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, and some other states.
This was done by legislative and executive.

The framing of the constitution

1850 - 1851

During 1850 the constitution, originally framed as a instrument of national unity, had become a source of sectional discord and tension and ultimately contributed to failure of the union it has created.
Legislative branch took part in this event.

The Compromise of 1850

1850 - sep 1850

It was a package of 5 bills that was passed in september of 1850, that dealt with slavery.
This was drafted by Whig Senator Henry Clay

The Kansas Nebraska Act

nov 1853 - 1854

created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing settlers in those territories to determine through Popular Sovereignty whether they would allow slavery within each territory. The act was designed by Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.

Summer's Crime against Kansas speech

may 19 1856 - may 20 1856

This speech was delivered on the US Senate floor on May 19-20, 1856 by Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, a radical Republican, about the conflicts in "bleeding Kansas." Sumner's insults against Senator Andrew Butler of South Carolina led to his being caned nearly to death on the Senate floor by Butler's cousin, Congressman Preston Brooks, a few weeks later. Brooks subsequently resigned the House after delivering an apologia, On his assault on Charles Sumner.

The Dred Scott Desision

nov 1856 - 1857

Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. also known as the Dred Scott Decision, was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. It held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens.

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

jan 1858 - dec 1858

They were a series of seven debates between douglas and lincoln which mostly envolved slavery, and at the time they were trying to win over Illinois.
The legislative and executive branch.

John Browns Sentence and Execution

nov 1859 - dec 1859

John brown led an unsuccessful raid in virginia which ended up in his capture, he was convicted of murder from his massacres and had a death sentence by hanging.
Judicial branch.

The reconstruction proclamation

1863 - 1864

1863 Lincoln issues Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction
This was a reconstruction of constitutional rights and allowed free blacks to join military regiments.
Executive branch

The Emancipation Proclamation

jan 1863 - dec 1863

The Emancipation Proclamation issued on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

The Gettysberg Address

nov 1863 - dec 1863

It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Executive Branch.

The 13th Amendment

jan 1865 - dec 1865

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.

Johnson's impeachment

Feb 23 1868 - Feb 24 1868

Johnson was impeached on February 24, 1868, in the U.S. House of Representatives on eleven articles of impeachment detailing his "high crimes and misdemeanors",[1] in accordance with Article Two of the United States Constitution.

The 14th Amendment

jul 8 1868 - jul 9 1868

The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments.
Legislative Branch.

Lincolns Second Inaugural Address

march 3 1869 - march 4 1869

Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865, during his second inauguration as President of the United States. At a time when victory over the secessionists in the American Civil War was within days and slavery was near an end, Lincoln did not speak of happiness, but of sadness.
Executive Branch.

The 15th Amendment

Feb 2 1870 - Feb 3 1870

The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude" (for example, slavery). It was ratified on February 3, 1870.

Plessy v. Furgeson

1895 - 1896

It was a decision made by judicial court to require racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine separate but equal.