Six Degree's of Seperation

Missouri Compromise - Compromise of 1877

Missouri Compromise 1820

Missouri wished to join the Union as a slave state, knowing that it would unbalance the amount of slave states to free states. This compromise was made to work by allowing Maine to join as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. Congress also made a line (36, 30 degree) across the southern border of Missouri saying that all states north of that line have to be slave free states.

Compromise of 1850

The compromise of 1850 was a series of acts. California was admitted as a free state, Texas was dealing with money issues for claim to land West of the Rio Grande river, New Mexico was organized with popular sovereignty, the slave trade was abolished in Washington, D.C., and the Fugitive Slave Law was passed.

Kansas - Nebraska Act 1854

This act suspended the Missouri Compromise and left it to voters in Kansas and Nebraska to decide if they would be slave or free states. Both states would use popular sovereignty to decide what to do about slavery. This act was supported by President Pierce.

Civil War 1861-1865

A series of battles over the unsolved issues of slavery between the North and the South.

Freedmans Bureau 1865

Bureau created by congress in 1865 used to provide food, clothing, medical care, and education to recently freed blacks.

13th, 14th, and 15th Amenments 1865-1870

13th- Abolition of slavery in the US.

14th- All persons born in the US cannot be denied any of the rights in the Constitution.

15th- Citizens can't be denied their right to vote because of their race or color.

Military Reconstruction 1867

Act passed by Congress that divided the South into military districts, all lead by a Union general and soldiers. This act required ratification of the 14th amendment, and required state constitutions to give black male adults the right to vote.

Johnson's Impeachment 1868

Democrat Andrew Johnson was impeached by the Senate for the violation of Tenure of Office Act, by letting go of radical republican Edwin Stanton. After his impeachment he didn't have the authority to carry out the reconstruction act.

Compromise of 1877

Rutherford B. Hayes withdrew federal soldiers from their position in the South, which officially ended the reconstruction era in the US.