You, a fugitive slave, are under arrest and will go back to your handler immediate!
Uncle Tom's Cabin - 1852
I'm Harriet Beecher Stowe.
The compromise of 1850 has 5 laws passed in it that dealt with slavery. A part of the compromise was that the Fugitive slave act was amended and the slave trade was abolished.
Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854 / Bleeding Kansas
This act was passed by congress in September. This heightened the fear for 'slave power conspiracy'. It also forced officers to arrest any fugitive slaves or Negroes they think are fugitives.
Dred Scott Decision of 1857
Uncle Tom's Cabin is a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. She wrote this best selling anti-slavery novel to show that the fugitive slave law was unjust and slavery was evil. This book was very successful in getting people to view slavery as wrong.
Lincoln - Douglas Debates of 1858
LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE!!
This act most northerners hated it and most southerners loved it. This act allowed Kansas and Nebraska to vote whether to have slavery or not threw popular sovereignty. This act also served to repeal the Missouri act of 1820
Dred Scott was a slave and his owner took him into a free state, Dred Scott went to the court to try and become free. The court denied him his freedom so later on he bought his freedom and the Dred Scott case is one of the most important.
This was a very large debate. Lincoln was anti-slavery and Douglas was for slavery. this debate was 3 and a half hours long and both made good points about their subjects.