Major Slavery Legislation (1800-1860)
Law: Northwest Ordinance (1787) <ul><li>Provisions:  No Slavery in Northwest Territory </li></ul><ul><li>Led to:  Problems...
Law:  Constitution ends Slave Importation (1808) <ul><li>Led to:  End of the Middle Passage </li></ul>
Law:  Missouri Compromise (1820) <ul><li>Provisions:  Missouri-Slave State </li></ul><ul><li>Maine-Free State; No slavery ...
Event:  Vessey Revolt (1822) <ul><li>Failed violent revolt, Vessey executed. </li></ul>
Event:  Turner Revolt (1831) <ul><li>Very Violent revolt in Virginia.  Turner killed owner and family.  Many southern slav...
Law: Wilmot Proviso (1846) <ul><li>Provisions: No Slavery in Mexican Cession, Failed to Pass </li></ul><ul><li>Led to: Fur...
Law:  Compromise of 1850 <ul><li>Provisions:  California-Free state, New Mexico and Utah can decide through  Popular Sover...
Law: Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) <ul><li>Provisions:  The remainder of the Louisiana Purchase can choose whether to be slav...
Event: Bleeding Kansas (1856) <ul><li>Abolitionist John Brown led raids into Kansas as pro-slavery forces clashed with ant...
Law:  Dred Scot Decision (1857) <ul><li>Provisions:  Supreme Court Decided Slaves were property </li></ul><ul><li>Led to: ...
Event: John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry (1859) <ul><li>John Brown and small group seized the federal arsenal in Harper’...
Event:  Lincoln’s Election (1860) As Abraham Lincoln was declared the winner of the 1860 election, South Carolina decided ...
System Breakdown Know Nothings -Northern, born in America Republicans -Opposed slavery -New England, Protestant, Former Kn...
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Major Slavery Legislation

  1. 1. Major Slavery Legislation (1800-1860)
  2. 2. Law: Northwest Ordinance (1787) <ul><li>Provisions: No Slavery in Northwest Territory </li></ul><ul><li>Led to: Problems with new states not in Northwest Territory </li></ul>
  3. 3. Law: Constitution ends Slave Importation (1808) <ul><li>Led to: End of the Middle Passage </li></ul>
  4. 4. Law: Missouri Compromise (1820) <ul><li>Provisions: Missouri-Slave State </li></ul><ul><li>Maine-Free State; No slavery above 36° 30’ N Latitude </li></ul><ul><li>Led to: Temporary end to Slavery Issue </li></ul>
  5. 5. Event: Vessey Revolt (1822) <ul><li>Failed violent revolt, Vessey executed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Event: Turner Revolt (1831) <ul><li>Very Violent revolt in Virginia. Turner killed owner and family. Many southern slaves were killed in retaliation for murders. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Law: Wilmot Proviso (1846) <ul><li>Provisions: No Slavery in Mexican Cession, Failed to Pass </li></ul><ul><li>Led to: Further division of the Country </li></ul>
  8. 8. Law: Compromise of 1850 <ul><li>Provisions: California-Free state, New Mexico and Utah can decide through Popular Sovereignty , Fugitive Slave Law </li></ul><ul><li>Hurt South, Hurt Abolitionists </li></ul>
  9. 9. Law: Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) <ul><li>Provisions: The remainder of the Louisiana Purchase can choose whether to be slave or not (Popular sovereignty) </li></ul><ul><li>Led to: Bleeding Kansas </li></ul>
  10. 10. Event: Bleeding Kansas (1856) <ul><li>Abolitionist John Brown led raids into Kansas as pro-slavery forces clashed with anti-slavery forces. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Law: Dred Scot Decision (1857) <ul><li>Provisions: Supreme Court Decided Slaves were property </li></ul><ul><li>Led to: Strengthening the Abolitionists Movement </li></ul>
  12. 12. Event: John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry (1859) <ul><li>John Brown and small group seized the federal arsenal in Harper’s Ferry along the Virginia/Maryland border. Raid was unsuccessful and Brown was captured, arrested, and put on trial for murder and insurrection. </li></ul><ul><li>Brought great attention to the Anti-slavery cause. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Event: Lincoln’s Election (1860) As Abraham Lincoln was declared the winner of the 1860 election, South Carolina decided to secede. Lincoln received no electoral votes from any state in the South. Lincoln was adamant that the United States could not exist half slave and half free-1858 House Divided Speech
  14. 14. System Breakdown Know Nothings -Northern, born in America Republicans -Opposed slavery -New England, Protestant, Former Know-Nothing members Southern Democrats -Favored Expanding Slavery -South-experiencing expansion in economy and business Northern Democrats -Favor Popular sovereignty -Northern Urban Catholics

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