Its illegal to help runaway slaves! You are under arrest!
Uncle Toms Cabin
"It is impossible to conceive of a human creature more wholly desolate and forlorn than Eliza when she turned her footsteps from Uncle Toms Cabin..."
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852
The South wanted slavery, the North didn't. The Californians didn't want slavery either.
Trouble in Kansas/Dred Scott Decision
We have divided into two...
Slaves shall NOT have rights, not under the Constituion!
California entered the union as a free state. The fugitive slave act allowed officilas to arrest slaves. It was a crime to help runaway slaves because of this.
John Brown Raid on Harpers Ferry
This book, Uncle Toms Cabin, was a novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It spoke out against slavery and why it was wrong.
Abraham Lincoln Elected President
Kansas Nebraska Act- a plan that would divide the remainder of the Louisiana purchase and into two territories, Kansa and Nebraska Courts Ruling- it matters because it prohibited the status of free African Americans
John Brown raided the arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, to start a slave rebellion(to stop slavery) but he claims never meant to start a rebellion.
1. Before his election, he had a debate with Stephen Douglas and lost. But then, 6 years later, he was elected president 2. Lincoln didn't want slavery 3. He was the reason for the Civil War 4. On the day he was assassinated, he dreamt that he would be shot 5. He was the 16th president