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Anti-abolitionist

David Walker wrote an essay opposing Liberia's colonization

1829

Congress adopted the gag rule so members couldn't speak of petitions of slavery

1836

Abolitionist

Robert Finley started the American Colonization Society

1817

Missouri Compromise settled whether territories where pro or anti slavery

1820

Denmark Vessey executed for planning a slave revolt

July 2,1822

William Lloyd Garrison published an abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator

1831

Nat Turner led a rebellion to kill slaveholders

1831

Nat Turner executed

November 11, 1831

William Lloyd Garrison helped found the AMerican Anti-Slavery Society

1833

Slave trade abolished in British Empire

1834

Angelina Grimkè wrote a pamphlet to recruit Whites to support anti-slavery

1836

Elijah Lovejoy was killed in Alton, Illionois

1837

Fredrick Douglass, important African American leader,gave regular lectures

1841

Creole Affair was the best slave revolt in US history

November 1841

Sojourner Truth traveled the US and taught the truth of slavery and women rights

1843

John Quincy Adams overturned the gag rule

1844

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery & helped over 300 slaves escape

1849

Compromise of 1850 settled which new states would be slave states

1850

Slave trade in Washington DC was abolished

September 20, 1850

Fredrick Douglass gave his powerful speech

July 4, 1852

Charles Sumner was assaulted by the Senate

1856

Pottawatomie Creek Massacre led by John Brown

May 24, 1856

John Brown executed

December 2, 1859

Harriet Jacobs published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

1861

Lincoln elected as President

1861