The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada.
Fugitive Slave Law
The fugitive slave laws were laws passed by the United States Congress in 1793 and 1850 to provide for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another state or territory.
He was the first African-American ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States
In 1817, he supported Senate action to abolish the domestic slave trade
Gag Rule Adopted
Was adopted by Congress in the 1830s and 1840s to prevent the submission of antislavery petitions.
James K. Polk
In 1831 James K. Polk became a cotton planter and owned 53 slaves.
Susan B. Anthony
At age 17, Susan collected petitions opposing slavery as part of an organized response to the gag rule prohibiting anti-slavery petitions in the House of Representatives.
World's Anti-Slavery Convention
06/12/1840 - 06/23/1840
The World Anti-Slavery Convention met for the first time in Exeter Hall, London, on June 12–23 1840
Free Soil Party
1848 - 1854
Was created in 1848 in BUffalo and in New York. Its main purpose was opposing the expansion of slavery into the western territories.
Ellen Craft was a slave from Macon, Georgia in the United States who escaped to the North in December 1848 by traveling openly by train and steamboat!
1849 - 1850
In 1849-50 he published his autobiography Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself.
Harruet Tubman's Escape
Tubman and her brothers, Ben and Henry, escaped from slavery on September 17, 1849.
The Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay and Stephen Douglas draft the compromise, and on January 29,1850 Henry Clay gave a speech to congress proposing the compromise.
A Missouri jury concluded that Scott and his wife should be granted freedom since they had been illegally held as slaves during their extended residence in the free jurisdictions of Illinois and Wisconsin.
In response to the Fugitive Slave Act, John Brown founded a militant group to prevent slaves' capture – The League of Gileadites – in Springfield, Masachussetts
When Monroe was Governor of Virginia in 1800, hundreds of slaves from Virginia planned to kidnap him and negotiate for their freedom
Daniel Webster gives his " Seventh of March speech"
In this speech he characterizes himself "not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man but as an American..." In this speech he also gave his support to the compromise of 1850
Slave Trade abolished in Washington D.C
Congress abolished the slave trade in the District of Columbia as part of a legislative package known as the Compromise of 1850.