Dred Scott vs Sandford Case-- Dred Scott was slave held by John Emerson, an army surgeon in Missouri. He went to the Supreme court to sue for his freedoms after Emerson died. The Supreme Court denied his case and his freedoms.
John Brown and the attack at the Harpers Ferry-- John Brown the crazy, violent, anti slavery activist and his men attackeda U.S armory in an attempt to initiate more revolts. 5 of Johns men were killed and John himself was captured and executed.
After John Brown's death, he was widely considered as one of the most important civil war figures because he created a power milita system that was once non existent. Also known as guerrilla warfare which was an extremely important factor in the war.
Senator Henry Clay introduced a series of resolutions on January 29, 1850, in an attempt to seek acompromise and avert a crisis between North and South. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington, D.C., was abolished
Republican Abraham Lincoln ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Lincoln had already served in the House of Representatives, but he had returned to practicing law in Springfield, Illinois, after just one term. The conflict over slavery and the Kansas-Nebraska Act prompted Lincoln's return to politics
In 1854 a group of antislavery Whigs and Democrats, together with some Free-Soilers, had organized a party firmly opposed to the expansion of slavery. Reviving the name of Thomas Jefferson's party, they called themselves the Republican Party.