Events leading to the civil war
By Zack Reyes
The compromise of 1820- Missouri Compromise
the compromise was meant to keep the balance the the slave states and the free states. the slave holding states worried they would get out numbered by represenatives they would not be able to protect their interests in property and trade. the law passed senate on march 2, 1820.
The Missouri Compromise 1820
The Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850 It consisted of laws admitting California as a free state, creating Utah and New Mexico territories with the question of slavery in each to be determined by popular sovereignty, settling a Texas-New Mexico boundary dispute in the former’s favor, ending the slave trade in Washington, D.C., and making it easier for southerners to recover fugitive slaves.
Compromise of 1850
The Dred Scott Decision Explained: US History Review
John browns raid of 1859
On October 16, 1859, he led 21 men on a raid of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. His plan to arm slaves with the weapons he and his men seized from the arsenal was however, by local farmers, militiamen, and Marines led by Robert E. Lee. Within 36 hours of the attack, most of Brown's men had been killed or captured.
Abolitionists and Insurrection Unit - John Brown (Story of Us)