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Olaudah Equiano earns money and purchases his freedom.

1766

James Monroe was elected president.

1816

A project to repatriate American slaves to Liberia was beginning.

1816

Sojourner Truth escapes slavery.

1826

The beginning of the Underground Railroad.

1830

William Lloyd Garrison published an abolitionist newspaper the Liberator.

1831

American Anti-slavery society was founded.

1833

During Elijah Lovejoy's funeral John Brown gives a speech about ending slavery.

1837

Elizabeth Stanton attended the world's first anti-slavery convention.

1840

American Anti Slavery society splits.

1840

Zachary Taylor was ordered to lead an army into the dispute region.

1845

Elizabeth Stanton published the women's bible.

1845

Dred Scott sued for his freedom in Missouri state courts.

1846

Harriet Tubman escapes slavery.

1849

Stephen Douglas gives a 5 1/2 Hr speech in support of the KS and NB act.

1850

Douglas and Clay draft the compromise of 1850

1850

Lucy Stone lead the first women's right convention.

1850

Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin.

1852

Uncle Tom's Cabin was published.

1852

Congressional committee went to Kansas to see which government was legitimate.

1856

Charles Sumner delivered a notable speech about anti- slavery.

1856

Kansas had two opposing governments, and the population was angry.

1856

Dred's case reached the U.S supreme court 11 years later.

1857

John Brown raids the Arsenal in Harpers Ferry.

1859

NewYork gave married women ownership of wages & property thanks to Susan Anthony

1860