the north gained a new free state, California. Texas lost territory but was compensated with 10 million dollars to pay for its debt.
North: No Slaves!
South: We need slaves!
The Fugitive Slave Act outlawed slave trade in Washington DC.
the United States Supreme Court issues a decision in the Dred Scott case, affirming the right of slave owners to take their slaves into the Western territories
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. It was written to try and convince people slavery is not good.
The Kansas Nebraska allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.Bleeding Kansas was a mini civil war between pro- and anti-slavery forces that occurred in Kansas from 1856 to 1865.
John Browns Raid on Harpers Ferry was an effort by abolitionist John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
Lincoln is elected president! He was a big influence in stopping slavery. He was the 16th president. He was assassigated.