US history Timeline #2

civil war

Compromise of 1850


The Civil War was delayed about a decade because of Henry Clay devising The Compromise of 1850

Kansas-Nebraska Act


This act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opened new lands, and repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820

Sumner's Beating


The beating of Charles sumner with a cane by Senator Preston Brooks, because of Sumner s abolitionist speech.

Lincoln-Douglas Debates'


The purpose for debates was to guarantee win for the control of the Illinois legislature

southern secession

1860 - 1861

11 southern confederate states seceded from the Union because they believed that their way of life was being threatened


Underground Railroad

1620 - 1860

For 240 years, this collage of trails helped slaves escape from many destinations to freedom in Canada / later in its history, its conductor was Harriet Tubman

Denmark Vesey Slave revolt


This rebellion, which was supposed to take place in South Carolina, was ended before the uprising even took place/ Denmark, with many others, were executed

Garrison's "The Liberator"

1831 - 1865

This was an abolitionist newspaper which help contribute to the thought of eliminating slavery/ "immediate and complete emancipation of all slaves''

Nat Turner's Revolt


Over 70 enslaved and free blacks murdered 55-60 slave owners and their families in Southampton, Virginia

Frederick Douglass' Autobiography


Held to be the most famous of the number of narratives written by former slaves during that time period

Uncle Tom's Cabin


Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, This novel was to support anti-slavery. This basically gave the readers an understanding of the horrific side of slavery.

John Brown's Raid


This raid was led by abolitionist John Brown. [Attempted to seize a U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry]