Proposed by David Wilmot.
Outlawed slavery in lands acquired from War with Mexico.
South declared it unconstitutional.
Was the reason behind Free-Soil Party
Compromise of 1850
California admitted as free state.
No laws on other territories acquired from War with Mexico about slavery.
Congress would pass stronger laws to capture runaway slaves,
Proposed by Henry Clay.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Novel that portrayed slavery as brutal and immoral.
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War.
Proposed by Stephen A. Douglas.
A bill to organize territorial government for the Nebraska Territory.
Divided Nebraska territory into Nebraska and Kansas.
Let the people vote for slavery in those territories.
Republican Party is Formed
Grew because of Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Elected John C. Fremont for 1856 election.
Blamed "Bleeding Kansas" on democrats.
A war over slavery in Kansas.
2 governments created: Pro-slavery and Antislavery
Occurred over a period of 3 years.
Dred Scott v. Sandford
Dred Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom.
Sandford was his former owner who died.
Reached Supreme Court in 1856.
Dred Scott lost, was returned to slavery.
A debate for a US Senate seat.
Now used a model for political debates.
Slavery was an issue.
Attack on Harpers Ferry
John Brown captured weapons in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
He did this to inspire slaves to fight for freedom.
US Marines attacked Harpers Ferry, Brown was captured.
Brown was hung for murder and treason.
Election of 1860
Turned into North vs. South.
Lincoln/Douglas in the North, Breckenridge/Bell in the South.
South Carolina seceded.
South Carolina Secedes
Lincoln won presidency.
1st state to officially secede.
Started the Confederacy.
Helped start the Civil War.
Attack on Ft. Sumter
Started the Civil War.
Was a harbor in Charleston, South Carolina.
Lasted 34 hours.