This war occurred due to border disputes. It started in 1846 and ended in 1848 thanks to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Free Soil Party
A party formed in which the participants opposed the extension of slavery in the territories that haven't been admitted into statehood.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
This was the document that ended the Mexican-American War. It granted the US the Northern lands of Mexico.
1849 - 1860
The Underground Railroad was where thousands of slaves were led to freedom. Harriet Tubman was in huge thanks for this. She led hundreds of slaves to Canada in order to be free.
1853 - 1861
There were a lot of fights that broke out in Kansas due to the North and South trying to dominate each other. This is why the event has the name Bleeding Kansas.
Rise of the Republican Party
1854 - 1856
The republican party started to gain popularity because it opposed slavery.
May 30 1854 - January 21 1861
Congress split Nebraska into two states. Them being Kansas and Nebraska. Kansas was made a slave state and Nebraska became a free state. This caused conflict between slave states and free states because they both wanted domination over the votes. This eventually lead to the Civil War.
Election of 1856
1856 - 1860
James Buchanan was elected as President. He believed that slavery was the domain of the states. He also warned that anti-slavery sentiments would lead to war.
Dred Scott Court Case
1857 - 1858
This was a court case in which a slave sued for his freedom. The result was that people with African decent, whether a citizen or not, could not sue in federal court. This caused more issues between the North and South.
Formation of the Constitutional Union Party
1859 - 1860
This party was formed as a joining of left-over Whigs and Know-Nothings and it was formed just to adhere to the Constitution.