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In 1820 the Missouri compromise preserved the balance between slave and free states in the senate.
Harriet Tubman, who made 19 trips into the south and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom.
Frederick Douglass was a very famous abolitionist, someone who wants to end slavery, has done as much as any American in winning freedom for African Americans.
"I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death"
The Wilmot Proviso, one of the major events leading to the civil war woulds have banned slavery in any territory acquires from Mexico in the Mexican war known as the Mexican Cession.
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