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Missouri Compromise

1820

This compromise admitted Missouri to the Union as a slave state, admitted Maine as a free state to maintain the balance in the Senate,and prohibited slavery north of latitude 36 degrees and 30 degrees in the Louisiana Purchase territory,with the exception of Missouri

Tariff of 1828

1828

This passed by congress to protect American industry by applying high tariffs on imported items

Nat Turners rebellion

1831

This event led to the deaths of more than 50 Virginians and struck fear into hearts of slave owners

Tariff of 1832

1832

This caused the resignation of John C. Calhoun from the vice presidency and an Ordinance of Nullification, and caused President Andrew Jackson to promise to use military force if South Carolina did not repeal the Ordinance of Nullification

Compromise of 1850

1850

This compromise includes land acquired from Mexico after the Mexican-American war, the admission of California to the Union and the Fugitive Slave Act, and it ended the slave trade in Washington, DC

Harriet Bencher Stowe's Uncle Toms Cabin

1852

This Published in reason to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and within two years two million copies had been sold worldwide

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

This document repealed the Missouri Compromise and helped to create the Republican Party

Bleeding Kansas

1856

This event began as a disagreement over whether or not slavery should be allowed in Kansas

Dred Scott decision

1857

This case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the court decided that the Missouri Compromise and other legislation limiting slavery were unconstitutional

Lincoln-Douglas debates

1858

These events established Lincoln as a prominent national figure and solidified his Republican Party´s antislavery platform

John Browns Raid

1859

Man who raided the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859 in an attempt to arm slaves